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the American Cancer Society to make a contribution to the very expensive series -- it's costing around 7 million dollars to produce and distribute on public TV. The Cancer Society is giving them $50,000. And I'm sure this may be a very useful and important way of involving the average person in sensible health information and maybe making them act on the information. You know Sesame St.?

Q:

This is to be directed to adults?

Lasker:

To adults, yes. First adult series that she's done.

Q:

Public television is an awfully good vehicle for that.

Lasker:

I should say it is. In relation to cancer, I've interested Mrs. Haupt in financing another cancer conference on advances in cancer management and treatment.

Q:

This in addition to the one she held last November?

Lasker;

Yes. This is going to be in the Waldorf this November, and thank God we do have some advances in treatment, as I said. I told you about the breast cancer.

Q:

This is to be an international gathering?

Lasker:

Well, it's a national gathering. Then, in relation to cancer research, Mrs. Blair and I visited Duke University at Durham to see Dr. Shingleton who's head of their cancer research center. And Duke University's extremely cordial and their center seems to be gathering a lot of momentum.



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