FG 340 (President's Cancer Panel) (White House Central Files: Subject Files)


These Presidential historical materials are in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration under the provisions of Title I of the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974 (44 U.S.C. 2111 note), and implementing regulations. In accordance with the act and regulations, archivists reviewed the file group to identify private or personal as well as non-historical items. Such items, if found, have been withdrawn for return to the individual with primary proprietary or commemorative interest in them.

Materials covered by this act have been archivally processed and are described in this finding aid. Items that are security classified or otherwise restricted under the act and regulations have been removed and placed in a closed file. A Document Withdrawal Record (NA Form 14021) has been placed in the front of each folder describing each withdrawn item. Employees of the National Archives will review periodically the unclassified portions of closed materials for the purpose of opening those which no longer require restrictions. Classified documents may be reviewed for declassification under authority of Executive Order 13526 in response to Mandatory Review Request (NA Form 14020) submitted by the researcher.

  • Linear measurement of materials:   < 1.5 in.
  • Approximate number of pages:   300
Organizational Note

The President's Cancer Panel was established by P.L. 92-218, the National Cancer Act of 1971, dated December 23, 1971 as amended by P.L. 99-158, the Health Research Extension Act of 1985. The President's Cancer Panel monitors the development and execution of the National Cancer Program and submits periodic progress reports on the Program to the President and U.S. Congress. Additionally, the Panel evaluates annually the efficacy of the Program and makes suggestions for improvements.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of correspondence, memorandums, telegrams, press releases, published statements, reports, biographies, orders and news clippings. Primary correspondents include The President, Kenneth R. Cole, James H. Cavanaugh, Jerry H. Jones and individual members of the President's Cancer Panel. Topics include membership nominations, recommendations, acceptances and appointments, meetings with Panel members, the Cancer Initiative, the American Cancer Society, statements before the Sub-Committee on Public Health and Environment, the Panel's annual report, compliance with the National Cancer Act of 1971 and Krebiozin.

The terms Executive and General are used before the code FG 340 generally to determine the source of the materials. Items designated Executive are communications among national, foreign, state and local governments and their agencies, Members of Congress, and other prominent people. Items designated General are communications between Government officials and private citizens, institutions, and other private interests.

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