Cancer will not yet be curable in 2000.

Waldemar Kaempffert : Science writer
In 1950, Popular Mechanics printed an article forecasting what everyday life would be like in AD 2000. Though mostly optimistic, the predictions did include some disappointing truths - for example, that cancer will not yet be cured.

Waldemar Kaempffert, "Miracles You’ll See In The Next Fifty Years", Popular Mechanics. Feb 1950.