Vice President Joe Biden will be honored with an award named for his son because of Biden's efforts to push for a cure for cancer.
Beau Biden, the former attorney general of Delaware, died of brain cancer last year.
His father will be in Wilkes-Barre campaigning for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Friday before he goes to nearby Scranton to receive the award at The Commonwealth Medical College.
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The Integrated Network Cancer Program is presenting the Beau Biden Award to the vice president because of his Cancer Moonshot Task Force, which works to focus national resources on a cure for cancer. The network is a regional group of hospitals that is also working toward a cure for cancer.