Queen Letizia’s trip to New York closed with a last meeting at the highest level. The queen attended with the American first lady, Jill Biden, the celebration of World Cancer Day at Columbia University. Both are very sensitive to the fight against this disease. Jill Biden lost one of her stepsons, Beau Biden, to a brain tumor in 2015. It was then that she decided to found, together with her husband, Joe Biden, the Cancer Moonshot association to help in the investigation of the disease. Letizia took the opportunity to claim the transforming role that science has in society and has called for redoubling efforts to facilitate the generation of shared knowledge throughout the world and that the results “reach everyone”. Tobacco, alcohol and poor diet, the lethal cocktail The queen has warned of that cancer prevention “still does not have the investment that its importance requires”, Letizia continued, endorsing the words of the president of the Organization of European Cancer Institutes, Thierry Philip: “The main inequality is in prevention, since more than 40 percent of tumors have their origin in the consumption of tobacco, alcohol and poor diet”, he indicated. Letizia thanked the presence and “consistent support much” of Jill Biden to the cause against cancer. A fight that according to the queen “does not understand borders and that social perspective of research is a global imperative”, she recalled. The queen thus ends two days of intense work in New York, as an “activist” in causes that she champions , such as mental illnesses – he was at the Unicef meeting for this purpose – or the fight against cancer. Her words have been demanding to focus on these problems, but her clothing has also turned out to be a nod to the United States. From the red Narciso Rodríguez that she wore in her first act, to the Ralph Laurent that she wore in her meeting with Jill Biden, by the way, so much synchrony between them that they have even coincided in the color of her outfits.
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