The 50 years' war: The history and outcomes of the National Cancer Act of 1971

Otis W. Brawley, Paul Goldberg

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Abstract

The National Cancer Act of 1971 instigated 50 years of momentum that raised the federal investment in cancer research from $500 million in 1972 to $6.5 billion in 2021. This investment has fueled basic, translational, and clinical research that has had a tremendous impact on our understanding of cancer and our ability to prevent, diagnose, and treat it. It has also affected many other diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4534-4540
Number of pages7
JournalCancer
Volume127
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 15 2021

Keywords

  • National Cancer Act
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • National Cancer Program
  • history
  • investigator-initiated grant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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