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June 25, 1932


JAMA. 1932;98(26):2300-2301. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730520042018

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Organization of Cancer Research  The organization of cancer research, as has already been emphasized, is at present in the forefront of interest, whereas, for a number of years previously, it had received little attention. Mention has been made of the appointment of a federal commission to supervise and aid in the organization of cancer research (The Journal, May 30, 1931, p. 1887). The council of the federal commission for cancer research met recently in Berlin, under the chairmanship of Ministerial Director Dr. Dammann, at the federal ministry of the interior. Since others besides physicians are interested in the movement to spread a knowledge of cancer, the criteria for the organization of cancer research must, in their form of expression, take account of that fact. As representing the aim of organization measures, the following criteria have been proposed: the early detection of cancer patients and examination of suspects; the rapid and

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