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July 16, 1938

A Symposium on Cancer. Addresses Given at an Institute on Cancer Conducted by the Medical School of the University of Wisconsin

JAMA. 1938;111(3):276. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790290062025

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In this short book are collected a series of seventeen papers outlining the paths which investigations on cancer have been taking. The busy practitioner, as well as others who have heard rumors of the recent rapid advances of studies in the nature and etiology of cancer and who wish to know about them, can read this volume with profit. Many aspects of the constitutional, genetic, endocrine and virus nature of cancer genesis are well presented, as well as the nature of the cancer cell itself, together with other problems in cancer. Kreyberg begins the symposium by speaking on the genetic and constitutional aspects of spontaneous and induced tumors. Little, in a chapter on the influence of intrinsic factors in the development of tumors in mice, shows the importance and complexity of such factors. Macklin states that the familial incidence of cancer points to an inherited factor, which is difficult to

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