Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 9, 1972 · Page 9
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 9

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 9, 1972
Page 9
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Cancer Battle Moving Ahead On Variety Of Fronts (Editors nol«: '1'hls past Fob- · ruary · federal legislation went Into effect to speed and expand whnt the Nixon arlmtnlstrallon called n ci'UBude against can: car. Follovvlng is a status ro port on thai effort.) ; By'FRANK CAREY ; . ' AP Science Writer ;" '. WASiiiNGTON (AP) -- The : s i e pp.e'tl-up federal battle I agalnM" cancer Is pushing IV ·l.-i^-ijh' ' · · - · · , L i - - J . F . _ history of Ihe Department, of In tti ~iihcacf'on a variety'of fronts, facility, from fresh nioney for · new buildings to cancer-control efforts once largely left tc private medicine. · In the latest development, the National Cancer Institute has awarded $14"million- In, construction grants : to 11 U.S. medical-research institutions. Award ot the grants, soon to be announced forraaly, means the first time in almost a decade that tile government has provided funds for construction work in tho cancer'field. The cancer institute is administering the $500-milion~-a-year drive that seeks irnprovod means of detecting, preventing, controlling and curing all forms of cancer. COSTS; ' . NCI officials say cancer program costs will .range from about a dime a;;day to feed each of millions; of laboratory mice and rats to the $25,000 to $36,000 annual salaries for top researchers. v.-1 . -·; The-building grants will provide new facilities, ranging from a 15-story research hospital for adult cancer patients in Boston (to a. unique project at the University of New Mexico Medical 'School" in 'Albuquerque, says Dr. George Jay of NCI. At the New .Mex.icp site, a special unit wlirbe built to prepare cancer patients for transport to the Atomic Energy Commission's nearly completed "meson factory" in Los Alamos,. 9Q miles away. There, pioneer trials are planned of a new typfe of powerful ray that may be useful for treating cancer. ''-'··'· '·'·'·'''''·': · : NCI already;.li^s ,,announced award of a $6.8 million contract to a private biological research firm to convert the former Army .-, : gernMyarfare labdra- tories v -at I'neSf by .Ft. Detriek, Md., into ; a ..cancer research center, and operate t -It for .at least the first..year. The- Detriek''contract, .largest · ever awarded by any arm of the go'ye^nmint's National Institutes of Health";' was" obtained by LitCqhjBidhetics Inc., a subsidiary'"of-"Litton Industries, Inc. ;·'. f '- . The contract, labeled ·'award-' fcc. is Jthe first of its kind in the Health, Education and Wclfnro. The contractor lias no Kiwl'fin- tccd profk. What lie makes do- ixjnds.upon the 'Quality nnd effectiveness of his work, up to a certain (Ixcd celling. TASKS Its : tasks include producing "literally . buckets-full" of viruses known to causo cancer in animals, for use by resellrchcrs throughout the country, according to Dr. Robert Stevenson, w l i o - w i l l manage the ;Uetrick He says It also will be a ma- or national ' center for the ircedlng of laboratory mice, rnls, guinea' plus, rabbits and monkeys. , , ' . ' ilcrc Is a rundown on other developments In'lhc imtl-canccr drive; : . . ; · · · - · ·· ... Since Feb. 23, the date tho National Cancer Act ot 1971 be- camo effective,' $19.8 million has heoh awarded for 136 research contracts to both profit- making 'and non-profit organ- Millions, including $1.0 million of the $G.fl million Dotrlck contract. About $15.6 million In grants other than the $44 mil- ion In construction grants have :!ocn awarded, A l m o u L completed Is n master plan detailing the strategy.for achieving the "expanded, Intensified and -coordinated cancer research program" called for In'the act. NEW DIRECTIONS ·Ahead/ of 'the mauler plan, NCt already Is moving in some now directions, 8ayii Louis Carrose, i an 'associate director.' · Among them ig' a multimillion-dollar program- of research Into some of the major fatal cnhccrs, including malignancies of Ihc bladder, large bowel nnd prostate gland, which NCI officials suy have not received the attention they deserve. , Clfriiciil and basic research nan bccii expanded also Into breast and lung cancer, which have been the objects, of intensive study for. somp years. NCI officials say, for example, that efforts are being pushed to automate the Pap test-!io t|iat more women may be screened for possible cancer of Ihe. cervix. , Dr. Glo Gorl, an NCI assocl ale director, says the Institute itt pushing ahead with plans to play a much more active role than before- In cancer control efforts nationwide. Plans Include establishing programs for cooperating with slate and other health agencies In the pre- vcntlo;!, diagnosis and treatment of cancer im'd rcliabljlta Won of Its surviving victims, MAJOR MISSION Cancer-control programs that Include public education are to be one of tho major missions of an envisioned national network of 'comprehensive cancer ro search and demonstration cen .x; the first 15 of which" arc provided for in the new legislation. . ' · . · · ; · · · On the international scene, NCI has worked to swap with Soviet scientists a number of viruses and promising new anti-cancer drugs, establish liaison offices in Japan and .Europe to foster cooperation in the quest for better drugs, and allocate special laboratories at Ft. Delrick for American lists, from mainland China. Joint research by and foreign scion Including the Soviet researchers Union and Finally, I l l s ieeklnn to op airlnlarnatlbnal ds'ncif re search data bunk so that 'even tually researchers o that 'e In all parts of the world can share Ihclr Results through aisyslem of computers, (By RODNEY PINDER ' Associated -Press': Writer 1 LONDON (AP) -- The British government is launching a new campaign .against cigarettes with', the chief target the smoker who can't kick the habit. : : , . - . ; . ' . , The: Secretary for Social Services, Sir Keith Joseph, said .Tuesday the government will publish tables twice a year grading cigarette brands . ac: cording to their'tar and-nicotine.: content..-. .: The campaign, which will start next yea/, represents a slight; tactical'change in the government's/battle .against tobacco addlctioii. Up to now, the . main idea j has been to stop people frorri starting to smoke. Television advertising of cigarettes/has already been banned, and all brands of British cigarettes carry the printed warning: 'that "smoking can damage your health." So do all newspaper and magazine advertisements for cigarettes. ' Joseph told the House of Cbmmons a scientific team had found that while tar was the ingredient in cigarettes most likely to do harm, nicoline was probably conducive to heart disease. ADVISED He said smokers who can't quit will be advised to: smoke a brand with a lower tar yield, smoks fewer cigarettes, take fewer drags, not inhale, leave a longer butt, and take the cigarette out of the mouth between drags. Manufacturers may also be asked Irf print lar yield on the packs, Joseph said. Ha said cigarette manufacturers also" bad-agreed to lela- vision networks blacking out advertisemonts in sports arenas before they can be picked up by cameras covering play. 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