Curing Cancer: Are We Getting Closer?
Alumni Cancer Crusaders Use New Weapons To Fight
An Old Enemy
In 1971, newscaster Walter Cronkite served our country
war for dinner. Body counts streamed in from Vietnam, and demonstrations
rocked American streets and campuses. As contention flared, however,
another more insidious enemy was gripping our populace. For it was
in that year that President Richard Nixon, no stranger to daunting
fights, declared a much more constructive campaign: a war against
cancer. * Some 30 years later the battle is still raging. To discuss
some of the toe--or perhaps footholds--gained in the cancer battlefields,
four alumni from the pharmaceutical, governmental, and academic
sectors returned to campus last fall to share with students, faculty,
and townspeople their roles in the development of new cancer treatments.
The symposium, organized by associate biology professors Robin Treichel
and Jan Thornton, featured panelists Herbert (Sandy) Morse '65,
Harlan Waksal '75, David Ranney '65, and Raphael Pollock '72.
(Left ro right: Harlan Waksal '75, Raphael Pollock '72,
Herbert Morse '65, David Ranney '65)
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