Jill Biden scheduled to visit new cancer initiative at Emory University

 September 13, 2023

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that First Lady Jill Biden is scheduled to be in Georgia on Friday where she will meet with cancer researchers at Emory University.

The first lady's visit comes on the heels of a White House announcement last month regarding a new cancer initiative centered at the school.

Initiative will focus on "generalizable mRNA platforms"

Known as "Curing the Uncurable via RNA-Encoded Immunogene Tuning" (CUREIT), the project is focused on developing "generalizable mRNA platforms that can be harnessed to train the immune system to more effectively fight cancer and other diseases, ultimately saving lives."

The August press release explained that "CUREIT will be led by a team at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, with up to $24 million in new funding from the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H)."

CUREIT's goal will be "to create a toolbox of mRNA and related technologies" capable of "prompting immune cells to target and attack tumors."

President boasts of having "reignited the Cancer Moonshot"

In addition to cancer, the press release argued that the research could also be applicable to "autoimmune disorders, transplants, and infectious diseases."

That announcement was accompanied by a statement from President Joe Biden in which he touted the need for "breakthroughs in how to prevent, detect, and treat cancer and other diseases."

"At a time when most people thought bipartisan action wasn’t possible anymore, we’re proving that making progress on our toughest health challenges like cancer is something every American can get behind," Biden declared.

"That’s why I made it a central pillar of my Unity Agenda for the nation, and why Jill and I reignited the Cancer Moonshot, to end cancer as we know it," the president insisted.

Biden lost son to cancer but has claimed that he died in Iraq

The president famously lost his eldest son, former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, to brain cancer in May of 2015. Curiously, that hasn't stopped Joe Biden from repeatedly stating that his son actually died in Iraq.

Cheryl Rex is the mother of a Marine who was killed during the 2021 withdrawal from Afghanistan, and Mediaite reported last month that she is angered by such claims.

"When Joe Biden, our elected president, entered the room, when he approached me, his words to me were, ‘My wife Jill and I know how you feel. We lost our son as well and brought him home in a flag-draped coffin," Mediaite quoted Rex as saying.

"My heart started beating faster and I started shaking, knowing that their son died from cancer and they were able to be by his side," she added.

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