Vice President Joe Biden coming to Durham Wednesday

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The White House says Vice President Joe Biden will come to Durham Wednesday to participate in a discussion on the "Cancer Moonshot."

During his 2016 State of the Union Address, President Obama called Biden to lead a new, national "Moonshot" initiative to eliminate cancer as we know it. The White House also announced a $1 billion initiative to jumpstart the work.

Duke University spokeswoman Sarah Avery confirmed it would occur on the campus of Duke's School of Medicine but had no other information.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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