When President Richard Nixon launched the war on cancer in his January 1971 State of the Union, he called for “the same kind of concentrated effort that split the atom and took man to the moon.” Yet nearly 40 years and $100 billion in federally funded cancer research later, it seems the lunar landing was a much less daunting task.
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