The McGovern-Dole Cancer Cure

Marshall, Eliot
July 1978
New Republic;7/1/78, Vol. 179 Issue 1, p8
The article discusses issues concerning the meeting called by U.S. Senators Robert Dole (R.-Kansas) and George McGovern (D.-South Dakota) on June 13, 1978 regarding the progress of the war on cancer campaign declared by the U.S. Congress in 1971. It reveals that seven billion dollars have been spent on research about cancer. The senators aim to investigate the budget allotted by the National Cancer Institute on the dietary causes of cancer. Some of the issues posed by Dole and McGovern are cited such as nutrition cancer research initiatives and the occurrence of environmentally-related cancers.


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