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February 22, 1958


JAMA. 1958;166(8):947-952. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.02990080093021


Plan Central Cancer Registry.—  Plans are underway to establish a Central Cancer Registry in Alabama "to register and secure follow-up data on as many patients as possible who develop cancer in the state." The State Pathologists' Cancer Registry has been in operation since 1948. Pathologists in the state send a copy of their report and a duplicate histologic section on every cancer diagnosed by them, in an Alabama resident. This affords a nucleus of material. The pathologists' registry has not conducted complete routine follow-up. The State Cancer Committee was granted permission by the State Medical Association to investigate the possibility of establishing a Central Cancer Registry. The Alabama Association of Pathologists offered to relinquish their registry and cooperate in the effort to expand. The Cancer Control Committee, under the chairmanship of Dr. William N. Jones, contacted the administrative officials of interested medical organizations. Appointed to serve on an advisory

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