The events of the creation, activities, and termination of the Committee on Growth of the National Research Council as the advisory body on research to the American Cancer Society, 1945 to 1956, are historical and instructive. It remains to be demonstrated that programmed research support is more effective than the less structured approaches represented by the Committee on Growth.


Prepared with support of Contract NIH 263-76-C-0419 from the National Cancer Institute.

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