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But the next ten years will certainly provide a profound change, if
we continue to get the money, because you see nobody believes that
anything's happened unless you have the five year cure, because
cancers often regress sponta neously and then re-appear again. But
if a great deal is done in the next four years, and a great many means
of treatment are developed, it'll be seen whether or not they're
successful -- and then the five years after that, within those five years.
And I really think there's no need to talk about 20 or 30 years for
conquest of cancer. I think it can be done in this decade, should be
done in this decade. Maybe it won't be but it should be.
Now the groundwork is really laid for that.
Is this what former President Johnson was actually referring to when
he presented you with the award of the American Cancer Society, when
he said, “It may be that her greatest contribution is yet to come. It
may be she will be remembered most for establishing a national
concentrated single agency to attack and cure cancer.”
Yes, this is, he's referring to the legislation.
That was a citation, but “It may be her greatest contribution is
yet to come” -- this is the fruition of this legislation he refers to?
Yes the legislation -- that was in June and the legislation
wasn't passed in either house.
I think it's only fitting for this particular chapter, and it's out of
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