In 1971, with the next election looking less than promising, President Richard Nixon knew he could not win the Vietnam War. But another war was brought to his attention, one that could be won. And on December 23, 1971, Nixon declared war on cancer by signing the National Cancer Act.
Fifty years later, From the Shadows to Life: A Biography of the Cancer Survivorship Movement tells the story of the world’s most feared disease suddenly becoming survivable. Yet millions with a cancer history remained in the shadows: shunned, discriminated against, forgotten
A small group who could no longer be silent launched a movement that changed everything for American cancer survivors. Their lesson still rings true: in order to improve the future, we must learn from the past.
Enlightening. Powerful. Inspiring. From the Shadows to Life is a must-read for anyone ever touched by cancer.
And available in Early, 2021!