Medicine: Cancer Command

Named this week to be overall head of the U.S.'s greatest complex of cancer research and treatment activities was Dr. John Roderick Heller, 55 (TIME Cover, July 27). After twelve years as director of the Federal Government's National Cancer Institute, Rod Heller will move July 1 to Manhattan as first president of a newly integrated Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In effect he succeeds the late great Dr. Cornelius Packard Rhoads (TIME, Aug. 24), but with unified-command responsibility: Dr. Rhoads's research job, as director of Sloan-Kettering Institute, has already been filled by Dr. Frank L. Horsfall Jr.


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