2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the National Cancer Act of 1971 — legislation that intended to end the "war on cancer" by expanding funding and authorities to the National Cancer Institute. Half a century since the act was signed into law, NCI and the biomedical research community have made leaps and bounds in cancer research, clinical trials, diagnostics and treatment. As NCI and the country continue to fight the war on cancer today, GovernmentCIO Media & Research is collaborating with the institute to bring you a six-part HealthCast miniseries to commemorate the National Cancer Act's impact. We're releasing episodes every other month throughout 2021 leading to the act's official anniversary in December.
Making the fight against cancer more equitable requires diversifying cancer research, clinical trials and treatments.
Clinical trials, innovation in research, and technology have improved cancer treatment and diagnostics in public health.
Emerging data and technology drives new health recommendations to address disease and preventive services.
We delve into the history of cancer in America and talk to NCI Director Dr. Ned Sharpless on NCI's work the past 50 years.
HealthCast dives into the history and progress of legislation that kicked off decades of cancer care research and innovation.
Support for cancer research could see boosts in the new presidential administration.
Technology plays a critical role in addressing significant mental health challenges for cancer patients during the pandemic.
With the help of technology, the agency is addressing international disruptions in cancer care caused by the pandemic.
Telemedicine and remote monitoring devices can offer cancer patients much needed support amid COVID-19.
The office coordinates nationwide testing of new treatment approaches for cancer.
Data strategies are bringing together researchers to advance health science in areas like cancer.
Small businesses are a crucial part to development next-generation cancer technology.
Data and technology are at the heart of the research institute's approach to treating cancer.
The best method for health data security and protecting patient privacy may be to start fresh.