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October 5, 1946

Medical News

JAMA. 1946;132(5):296-299. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870400044015

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Grant for Research.—  A cancer research project at the Queen of Angeles Hospital, Los Angeles, will be financed by a grant of $5,000 from the Lillian Josephs Foundation. The work is being carried on by Drs. Lowell S. Goin and Eugene F. Hoffman, who for the past six years have been interested in contact x-radiation therapy, administered through a suprapubic cystotomy, for certain types of bladder carcinoma. According to the Bulletin of the Los Angeles County Medical Association, a small series of cases has been treated and the results (including some five and six year cures) have been very encouraging. The procedure requires about three weeks hospitalization and it is to assist this hospitalization cost that the Josephs foundation has made the grant. To benefit under the program the patient must be financially unable to bear the involved expense, the carcinoma must be proved by biopsy, must involve some

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