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[82 STAT. 1618]
[82 STAT. 1618]
PUBLIC LAW 90-000—MMMM. DD, 1968

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36 USC 150.

PROCLAMATION 3837-MAR. 27, 1968

[82 STAT.

Progress against so formidable an enemy has been slow, but significant. Our research has led to many encouraging achievements: —The survival of many children with acute leukemia for periods of two to three years, and in some instances five or more years, gives us renewed hope that this terrifying disease can be conquered. —More than 50 percent of patients treated with intensive doses of X-ray for localized Hodgkins disease have been cured. —New techniques, involving the concentration of drugs in brain tumors, have stimulated the search for better drugs to treat these cancers. —Malignant tumors of the eye have been cured in many patients by combined radiation, surgery, and drug treatment, without loss of useful vision. The incidence and death rates for cancer, however, continue to increase. We must redouble our support of the scientists, physicians, and health agencies who are battling this malignant public enemy. To impress upon our people the urgency of the cancer problem, a joint resolution of Congress adopted March 28, 1938 (52 Stat. 148), requested the President to issue annually a proclamation setting aside the month of April as Cancer Control Month. ACCORDINGLY, I, LYNDON B. JOHNSON, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the month of April 1968 as Cancer Control Month; and I invite the Governors of the States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and other areas subject to the jurisdiction of the United States to issue similar proclamations. I also ask the medical and allied health professions, the communications industries, and all other interested persons and groups to unite during the appointed month in public reaffirmation of this Nation's efforts to control cancer. I N W I T N E S S WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this nineteenth day of March, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and sixty-eight and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and ninety-second.

Proclamation 3837 March 27.1968

WORLD TRADE WEEK, 1968 gy j|,g President of the United States of America A Proclamation

A new era of world trade is opening. The challenges are great—the opportunities unlimited. The United States must meet the challenges, and seize the opportunities to increase our economic growth and the well-being of our citizens.