We Set the Model

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the United States Congress passing the National Cancer Act of 1971, the landmark legislation that put a national spotlight on what President Richard Nixon described as “the war on cancer,” which was then — and remains — the second-highest cause of death in

“Roswell Park helped heal me over the years, and for that I am so thankful. I am happy to share my story of healing with others."
Hear from Roswell Park leaders, researchers, Congressman Brian Higgins and a longtime cancer survivor as Roswell Park marks the 50th anniversary of a visit to the cancer center by a congressional subcommittee and Roswell Park’s influence on the national cancer centers program established through the National Cancer Act of 1971.
Being able to understand and read DNA made it possible for researchers to find mutations within the genome and develop therapies aimed at attacking those specific mistakes.
Since opening in 1998, Roswell Park neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists have performed the advanced radiosurgery on nearly 9,000 patients from across the country and around the globe.
"We wanted to develop a lab where people could perfect their skills before they touched a patient. The most important thing was patient safety.”
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Cancer Act of 1971, Cancer Talk will highlight Roswell Park's role in driving advances in cancer treatment, research, prevention and education throughout the decades. Keep reading to learn more about the people, ideas and progress that have originated from America's first cancer center.