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The “War on Cancer” began at the ratification of the National Cancer Act in 1971 under Pres. Richard Nixon’s administration.  In the following two articles, Prof. Robin Scheffler discusses what we’ve learned in the past 50 years.  (Please note: The Washington Post article was written by Prof. Scheffler.)

NPR:  50 years ago, Nixon gave the U.S. a ‘Christmas present,’ launching the war on cancer

Washington Post:  The ‘War on Cancer’ continues, 50 years on. Who sets the terms of victory?