Weighing Hope and Reality in Kennedy's Cancer Battle


August 28, 2009

The New York Times

Like almost no one else, Senator Edward M. Kennedy embodied the frustrations of the nation’s 40-year war on cancer.

Mr. Kennedy strongly supported the idea of a war on cancer, promoting it for months before President Richard M. Nixon announced the battle was to begin in 1971, and advocating for more money than Nixon initially wanted to spend... Read More