(AP) - SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - Hillary Clinton says that if elected, she plans to ask Joe Biden to continue his effort to end cancer by improving research and treatment of the disease.
    
The Democratic presidential nominee was holding her first campaign event with the vice president today in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
    
She's touting their shared background in the working class, Rust Belt city. Biden was born in Scranton and Clinton spent summers there visiting her grandparents.
    
She says: "Oh Joe, I hope you know how much not just Scranton but America loves you and your family."
    
Biden launched his cancer moonshot initiative after his son, Beau, died of brain cancer in 2015. The White House has requested $1 billion dollars in funding for the program, a request Clinton has urged Congress to approve.