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First Lady Dr. Jill Biden to visit VCU Massey Cancer Center

Jill Biden
Posted at 6:01 AM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 10:24:21-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- First Lady Dr. Jill Biden will be visiting VCU's Massey Cancer Center on Wednesday in her first solo trip outside of Washington since becoming First Lady.

Biden plans to meet with researchers at the center, and will be a part of a panel discussion with Massey Cancer Center Director Dr. Robert Winn.

Winn has been with the center for a little over a year and his main focus has been making cancer treatment more equal for all citizens -- specifically minorities and those who might not be able to afford it.

This is something Biden is said to be passionate about as well.

The event will be streamed live, and the Massey Cancer Center said the event will not have any impact on traffic for patients.

Cancer research is personal for Biden since President Joe Biden's son, Beau, died of cancer in 2015.

That's what led the Bidens to create a nonprofit foundation, the Biden Cancer Initiative, for cancer research in 2017.

Since President Biden announced his run for the presidency, the nonprofit has suspended its operations due to concerns of ethics with his new position, according to the Associated Press.

Stay on WTVR.com for continuing coverage of the First Lady's visit.