Progress Against Cancer Deaths 50 Years After National Cancer Act Passed

JAMA Oncology

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 11 A.M. (ET), THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2021

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What The Study Did: This year is the 50th anniversary of the National Cancer Act of 1971, which designated defeating cancer a national priority and allocated substantial resources to the National Cancer Institute. This study compares cancer death rates since then.

Authors: Ahmedin Jemal, D.V.M., Ph.D., of the American Cancer Society in Kennesaw, Georgia, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2021.5668)

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