Why an Aurora neurosurgeon invited Vice President Joe Biden for a visit

Vice President Joe Biden holds a roundtable, “Cancer Moonshot — A Call to Action,” with physicians, researchers and government officials, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 19, 2016. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

Vice President Joe Biden holds a roundtable, “Cancer Moonshot — A Call to Action,” with physicians, researchers and government officials, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 19, 2016. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

During President Obama’s final State of the Union address, this may have received the loudest applause of the night:

“Let’s make America the country that cures cancer once for all!”- President Barack Obama

President Obama put Vice President Joe Biden in charge of what they are calling “A Moonshot to Cure Cancer.” And today, January 28, President Obama established the Cancer Moonshot Task Force.

In a statement, Vice President Joe Biden said, “When it comes to speeding the pace of progress, we’ll clear out the bureaucratic hurdles — and, quite frankly, let science happen.” CLICK HERE to read the Vice President’s online statement about the task force and next steps.

Click on the above picture to watch Fox 6's story on Dr. Rovin's invitation.

Click on the above picture to watch Fox 6’s story on Dr. Rovin’s invitation.

Richard Rovin, MD, is the Medical Research Director of Neuroscience at Aurora Health Care. In addition to performing surgeries, he also works at the brand new Discovery Laboratory at Aurora Research Institute, located on the Aurora Sinai Medical Center campus in Milwaukee.

Dr. Rovin was watching the President’s State of the Union address and something immediately stood out to him. “When they said out loud their goal is to cure cancer; that’s what we say out loud,” Dr. Rovin explained in an interview on Fox 6.

Dr. Rovin believes so strongly in the work being done at the Discovery Laboratory, he invited the vice president to come visit and see for himself. CLICK HERE to watch the story on Fox 6 and hear Dr. Rovin explain why he thinks this research should be a part of America’s “moonshot” for a cure.

ARI opening

Bob Stoltz, Research Lab Manager, leads a tour through Aurora Research Institute’s Discovery Laboratory during the open house event in the Fall of 2015.

Aurora Health Care Foundation is proud to support the work of Aurora investigators and physicians like Dr. Rovin who are truly on the front lines of cancer research and fighting to find a cure. Your gifts have led to groundbreaking new treatments and therapies that are helping people live longer and feel better. Today’s “moonshot” could lead to tomorrow’s breakthroughs, and it could all happen at Aurora Research Institute.

To make a gift in support of this research, CLICK HERE. To learn more about Aurora’s commitment to research and ways you can support the effort, contact Michelle Schuerman at Michelle.Schuerman@aurora.org.

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