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If progress in our knowledge of the cause and cure of cancer is slow, it is not for want of research and ample provision for the means of carrying it on. The International Conference on Cancer, which was organized by the British Empire Cancer Campaign, has just taken place, as already reported. At the annual general meeting of the campaign, an important report was presented. The campaign does not itself carry out research. Its carefully thought out policy from its inception had been to bring together the workers throughout the empire. It presents the overlapping of lines of research, checks all new work by counter research, leaves no information or inquiry unconsidered, and gives financial aid and encouragement to accredited workers whenever the proposed research offers promise of fruit. Experiments are being continued to ascertain the method whereby the natural cure of cancer, which sometimes occurs, is produced,
LONDON. JAMA. 1928;91(10):737–738. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02700100049020