1970 H. Temin & D. Baltimore discover reverse transcriptase enzyme: a key to gene engineering.
1971 President Richard M. Nixon converted Army’s former biological warfare facilities at Ft. Detrick, MD, to house research activities on the causes, treatment, and prevention of cancer.
Computed tomography (CT) introduced in the United States
Recombinant DNA techniques developed for cloning genes
Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program established.
1970-1979 NCI appropriations $6.1 billion.