Former Vice President Joe Biden was in Omaha on Tuesday as the ribbon was cut on the new Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Biden was the keynote speaker and knows first-hand how cancer impacts lives, as his son, Beau, died of brain cancer in 2015. Since then, Biden says he’s been dedicated to the cause.
Biden said he was honored to be in Omaha to help celebrate the opening of “this remarkable cancer center” and praised the doctors and nurses who will work to help wipe out cancer once and for all.
The new 108-bed hospital also has 98 research laboratories and will officially open to patients early next month.