October 1957

Proceedings of The Third National Cancer Conference.

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Sponsored by American Cancer Society, Inc., and National Cancer Institute, U. S. Public Health Service. Price, $9.00. Pp. 961, with numerous illustrations. J. B. Lippincott Company, 227-231 S. Sixth St., Philadelphia 5, 1957.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1957;94(4):468. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1957.04030050110010

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This book is a report on the conference consisting of six lectures and numerous symposia and panels on various types of cancer and various aspects. It is essentially a compilation of different persons' experiences in the treatment, diagnosis, and causation of cancer of different types. Although not in detail, there is good expression of each person's ideas and work.

It gives the worker in the field the varied opinions of good researchers and clinical workers. It will enable the practitioner to appreciate the many differences of opinion, but it is not meant to be a textbook or a complete discussion of any one subject.

The subjects covered are cancer of the breast, prostate, lung, head and neck, female genital tract, and gastrointestinal tract; the lymphomas and leukemias; chemotherapy in cancer; end-results in the treatment of cancer, and lectures on epidemiology, radiation neoplasia, virus etiology, chemical effects of growing tumors, the

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