publication date: Feb. 19, 2021

In the Archives

Presidents Day, Black History Month, Lasker Awards

This column in The Cancer Letter features the latest posts to the Cancer History Project by our growing list of contributors.

The Cancer History Project is a free, web-based, collaborative resource intended to mark the 50th anniversary of the National Cancer Act and designed to continue in perpetuity. The objective is to assemble a robust collection of historical documents and make them freely available.

Access to the Cancer History Project is open to the public at You can also follow us on Twitter at @CancerHistProj.



Finding the cure for childhood leukemia: On Feb. 24, a Buffalo Public Library panel featuring Jerry Yates, Mary Pinkel, and Cancer History Project editorial board member Tim Wendel.

Register in advance on Zoom.


Quote of the week

“It is a great human weakness to generalize from exceptions. As scientists, we know that the best solution to a specific problem is a specific solution.”

  Emil J Freireich


Freireich’s Seven Laws To Protect Against Obstacles To Clinical Research

The Cancer Letter, May 14, 1976


Black History Month


Photo Archive: Jane Cooke Wright: Personal photographs
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