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Interview with Dr. Gerald P. Murphy

Interview with Dr. Gerald P. Murphy by Don Macon. MDA-TV Production. Medical Communication. MDAH #647-1-76. 9/30/1976. Runtime is 27:38 minutes.
(0:17) Don Macon introduces the program and Gerald P. Murphy, MD, Director of Roswell Park Memorial Institute, Buffalo, New York. Murphy is also a member of the Committee for International Collaborative Activities of the Internal Union Against Cancer.
(1:05) Murphy offers details of his biography. He was born in Montana, grew up in the Pacific Northwest, studied at Johns Hopkins, and served in the Army at Walter Reid. He joined Roswell Park in 1968.
(2:41) He discusses his influences, his specialty in urology, and his interest in cancer care.
(4:42) Murphy recounts joining Roswell Park Memorial Institute and becoming director. He describes the Institute and its history.
(8:35) He reflects on the team approach to cancer care as well as the importance of leadership and programs.
(10:31) Murphy speaks about the national cancer program. He mentions the passage of the National Cancer Act of 1971 and its renewal in 1973. He addresses research and clinical work.
(14:02) He discusses milestones, highlighting the translation of research to clinical investigation. He cities the speed of communications, new developments in monitoring, findings in cell biology, the development of a national cancer control program.
(17:58) Murphy offers his definition of “cancer control.”
(20:41) He discusses community involvement and volunteer organizations. He speaks to the prevalence of fear of cancer.
(26:15) Macon brings the interview to a close and thanks Murphy.

Murphy, Gerald P. (Gerald Patrick), 1934-