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October 1979

Progress in Clinical Cancer

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Louisville

Arch Surg. 1979;114(10):1199. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1979.01370340105019

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Abstract

This volume is a 254-page compendium of articles that constitute a selective review. The volume is divided into four sections. The first, entitled "An Overview of Cancer Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment," contains two chapters on the National Cancer Program administered by the National Cancer Institute and on the volunteer organization of the American Cancer Society. They only provide an overview of the history, organization, and funding, and general program descriptions of these efforts, which might be of general interest to the newcomer in the cancer field but hardly live up to the title of the book. The third chapter in this section contains a rational discussion of the realities and problems associated with the defense of and incorporation of screening programs into the health system, and stresses that research and controlled studies are required for the justification of cost-effective screening programs in most areas.

The second section, entitled "Diagnosis," contains

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