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January 2, 1932


JAMA. 1932;98(1):60-61. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730270064022

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Cancer Research  At the annual meeting of the general committee of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, Sir Humphry Rolleston, chairman of the executive committee, in moving the adoption of the twenty-ninth annual report summarized the director's report on the work done during the year. He drew attention to the preparation of the tenth scientific report, which would deal mainly with the recent work on the action of radium on malignant growths, principally in small laboratory animals. The remainder of the director's report fell into two parts, in the first of which attention was called to Dr. Cramer's papers on susceptibility to cancer, as applied to the incidence of cancer of the stomach in European countries.

INCIDENCE OF CANCER OF STOMACH IN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES  Although the total incidence of cancer in males is approximately the same in the various European countries, only 25 per cent of the deaths in England and

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