treatment. Further, the advances made against cancer have
had significant implications for the treatment of other costly
diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, AIDS,
rheumatoid arthritis, and macular degeneration. The pages
that follow chronicle much of the progress that has been
made against cancer.
Esteemed cancer researchers and AACR Past Presidents
prepare to enter the White House for the historic signing of
the National Cancer Act into law by President Nixon,
December 23, 1971. Pictured, front row, left to right,
Drs. Arthur C. Upton, Jacob Furth, James F. Holland,
Joseph H. Burchenal, and Sidney Weinhouse.