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January 28, 1928


JAMA. 1928;90(4):306-307. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02690310058024

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Convention of the Italian League for Combating Cancer  The Lega italiana per la lotta contro il cancro held recently at Milan its first national convention.

STATISTICS ON CANCER IN ITALY  The paper on the first main topic, "Cancer Statistics of Italy," was presented by Prof. Alfredo Niceforo, who gave the results of the special inquiry instituted by the League of Nations on the number of deaths in Italy from malignant tumors. The results were grouped by the speaker under five heads: men—all types of involvement; women—breast involvment; women—uterus involvement; women—other localizations; women—total number affected. Metastases were noted in 38 per cent of the interventions in males; in 57 per cent in females; in 8 per cent in women—breast involvement, and in 52 per cent in women—uterus involvement. The average interval that elapsed after the surgical intervention before the metastasis appeared was 5.28 months in men and 8.04 months in women.

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