National Cancer Act of 1971. Richard Nixon, official bw photo, head and shoulders. It was signed into law by A cancer therapy results of fifty cases pdf Nixon on December 23, 1971. They established the Lasker Foundation which awarded people for their research.

In the year of 1943, Mary Lasker began changing the American Cancer Society to get more funding for research. Five years later she contributed to getting federal funding for the National Cancer Institute and the National Heart Institute. In addition to all of these accomplishments, Mary became the president of the Lasker Foundation due to the death of her husband in 1952. Lasker’s devotion to medical research and experience in the field eventually contributed to the passing of the National Cancer Act. The improved funding for cancer research has been quite beneficial over the last 40 years. In 1971, the number of survivors in the U. 3 million and as of 2007 has increased to more than 12 million.