North Carolina took its initial step in, clinical cancer controlon April 27, 1948, with the opening of the New Hanover County Cancer Center. This statewide project is directed by the Division of Cancer Control of the state board of health, with the Cancer Committee of the State Medical Society and the North Carolina Division of the American Cancer Society as collaborators. Cooperating agencies within the state board of health are the Divisions of Oral Hygiene, Industrial Hygiene, Laboratory of Hygiene, Tuberculosis Control, Local Health, Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine.
The Cancer Committee of the state medical society assists the state health officer and the director of the Division of Cancer Control in, formulating plans and policies that are practical and acceptable to the private practitioner, on whom a great part of the success of this program depends. The state division of the American Cancer Society with other local organizations assists by