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March 13, 1920


JAMA. 1920;74(11):748-749. doi:10.1001/jama.1920.02620110038016

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Liége, Feb. 20, 1920.

The Cancer Problem  The campaign that has been undertaken in this country to stay the progress of cancer continues to exert a favorable influence on medical studies calculated to throw light on the etiology and the therapeusis of this disease. The cancer commission has announced to the medical profession that, owing to the funds placed at its disposal by the government, it has in its hands the bestowal, annually, of several prizes to be given as awards to the authors of the best works on various questions pertaining to the knowledge of cancerous affections. Aside from questions that can be effectively taken up only in special laboratories, there are many others that rest on observation, pure and simple, and to which, therefore, any observing practitioner can make a useful contribution. To the second class belong such questions as: (1) the geographic or regional distribution of cancer

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