Presentation: The War on Cancer: 41 Years after Nixon’s Declaration
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In 1971, U.S. President Richard Nixon declared war on cancer by signing the National Cancer Act. How has our understanding, awareness, and treatment of cancer progressed over the years? What are the key victories and advances in our nation's fight against this disease? Have we identified new causes as well? Dr. Clanton's Hot Science - Cool Talks lecture will provide perspectives and insights on this war that most people never hear about despite seeing cancer's causes, effects, and prevalence across all segments of society.
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