Salk Institute launched a new initiative called Conquering Cancer to harness specific and emerging scientific strategies to tackle the five deadliest cancers: pancreatic, ovarian, lung, brain and triple-negative breast. Former Vice President Joe Biden delivered the keynote address, with fellow former Vice President Al Gore in attendance. “Cancer research comes with its own complex mazes to navigate. That is what this Institute has been so successful at for decades – at taking on the big challenges and delivering new breakthroughs,” Biden said during his keynote.