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WASHINGTON — To lead his major cancer research initiative, Vice President Joe Biden has tapped a close adviser who’s a political coordinator, not a medical scientist. But that doesn’t mean Don Graves doesn’t know cancer.

Graves, handpicked by Biden to oversee the “moonshot” initiative, had a tumor removed only last April. He had expected it to be benign, but the following month, his doctor jolted him with the news that it was cancerous.


He started radiation treatment and waged his own private fight against cancer — right around the time that Beau Biden, the vice president’s son, lost his.

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  • Always get a second opinion when diagnosed with cancer.Your treatment will be expensive. A chemotherapy will buy a new Mercedes to your oncologist , and neuropathy for you .

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