August 1951

An Index of Tumor Chemotherapy: A Tabulated Compilation of Data from the Literature on Clinical and Experimental Investigations.

Author Affiliations

By Helen M. Dyer. Pp. 329. Federal Security Agency, Public Health Service, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C., 1949.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1951;88(2):267. doi:10.1001/archinte.1951.03810080135019

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This is a monograph prepared by compiling data from the chief reports on tumor chemotherapy published in the world literature. The four main sections of the report are (1) a historical resume and explanatory introduction, (2) a table of 5,031 chemotherapeutic tests classified according to the chemical used, (3) an alphabetic index of the chemicals, keyed so that they may be instantly located in the table of chemotherapeutic tests, and (4) a bibliography of the 2,213 references from which the data were taken. The table of chemotherapeutic tests contains, for each chemical, data on the type of tumor, species and number of animals used, the dosage, number of treatments, route of administration, effect claimed, year the test was reported, and the reference.

This is a most detailed and comprehensive study that should provide workers in cancer research with a single source from which the available information on this subject can

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