When the National Cancer Act passed in 1971, Congress required NCI to form designated cancer centers to help fight the war on cancer. 50 years later, NCI has designated 71 cancer centers that are driving cutting-edge research and service to their nearby communities. In the seventh episode of our National Cancer Act miniseries, we dive into the history and work of these cancer centers.
How NCI-designated cancer centers are supporting the national fight against cancer.
Dr. Henry Ciolino, Director, Office of Cancer Centers, NCI
Dr. Robert Winn, Director, VCU Massey Cancer Center