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Similar Items National program for the conquest of cancer : report Published Author United States. These serve as potential targets for the early detection, evalua tion and treatment of cancer.
The revolution in molecular biology which has oc curred in the past ten years has pro vided numerous insights into cellular proliferation and function, essential to an understanding of cancer. It has been properly emphasized that many basic contributions to can cer research have come from other scientific disciplines. The reverse is also true.
The creation of an adminis tratively independent cancer program must not and should not separate the cancer scientific effort from the broad base of biomedical science. It provides for the formulation of an annual cancer program, plan and budget proposal by the director of the cancer agency and his cancer colleagues which goes directly from them to the President.
Under the present setup, four doc tors only one of them with any knowledge of cancer and two, some times three, laymen with purely budget functions, may cut the Na tional Cancer Institute budget recom mendations and remove or modify vital parts of the program plan. Often when plan and budget come back to the director of the N. He is usu ally powerless to do anything about them. Today the Secretary of H.
Under S. The fund will go directly from the Presi dent to the cancer agency without clandestine tampering by anyone in the seven bureaucratic layers between the Secretary and the cancer agency director. If it is adopted by the House, S.
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