Cancer Act Anniversary

The committee heard testimony on the National Cancer Act which was signed into law in 1971. The National Cancer Act made the fight against cancer a… read more

The committee heard testimony on the National Cancer Act which was signed into law in 1971. The National Cancer Act made the fight against cancer a national priority, and provided money for cancer research, community cancer programs, prevention and control programs, and the National Cancer Institute. Former Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill spoke on his experiences both as a legislator during the passage of the National Cancer Act and as a patient suffering from rectal cancer. He urged Congress to increase the Bush administration’s fiscal year 1992 budget request for the National Cancer Institute from $1.7 billion to $1.9 billion. He said the U.S. spends too much on defense and not enough on medical programs, since emergencies can be dealt with but cancer is always a problem. Ms. Price discussed her bout with leukemia during her youth, for which she underwent chemotherapy and induction therapy. She is one of the oldest survivors of acute myeloblastic leukemia. Over seven million people have survived cancer, and one million more will be diagnosed with cancer this year. close

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Program ID:
17711-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 25, 1991 | 9:30am EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Apr 28, 1991 | 3:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • Apr 25, 1991 | 9:30am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 25, 1991 | 8:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 26, 1991 | 2:45am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 27, 1991 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 28, 1991 | 3:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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