Cancer History Project

Panel discussion: The National Cancer Act at 50 and the cancer centers that set the model for a nation

by Cancer History Project

Fifty years after Congress passed the National Cancer Act of 1971, establishing the effort to tackle cancer as a national priority, Cancer History Project co-editor Otis Brawley sits down with the directors of America’s first three comprehensive cancer centers to discuss the history, achievements, goals, and future directions of NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers.

Join Dr. Otis Brawley in discussion with directors from the three centers that shaped the NCI Cancer Centers Program as model comprehensive centers:

  • Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

This is a free virtual event to be conducted over Zoom.


  • Candace S. Johnson, PhD
  • Peter WT Pisters, MD, MHCM
  • Craig B. Thompson, MD
  • Otis W. Brawley, MD, moderator

Presented by the Cancer History Project, with sponsorship from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center


Date And Time

July 29, 2021 @ 05:30 PM to
07:30 PM





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