Have the ‘War on Cancer’ Act of 1971, declared by president Nixon, publicly withdrawn.
President Nixon declared a war on cancer in 1971.
It is the war that never ended and advocates of the National Cancer Act are now suggesting that “Perhaps ‘war’ was the wrong metaphor.” Most scientists recognised that cancer was an extremely complex group of diseases and that success would come in small increments.
President Biden reignited the Cancer Moonshot to ‘end cancer as we know it’ in 2022, and while there was no talk of war, there is still talk of ‘survival’ (war associations). However, the act takes into consideration improving the quality of the lived experience.
While there is finally an act to replace the war on cancer, the fifty year habit of ‘fighting’ needs a public action to Stop a War with Love.