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November 7, 1931

Studies on the Diagnosis and Nature of Cancer.

JAMA. 1931;97(19):1409. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730190065037

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This small volume is a collection of articles reprinted from the Cancer Review, a journal published by the British Empire Cancer Campaign. It contains five articles on the diagnosis of cancer of the bladder, colon, lung, stomach and throat. These are all by men of ability and, while not exhaustive, are valuable reviews of the subject. W. Sampson Handley has a short essay on the operative treatment of cancer of the breast, which contains nothing new. The remainder of the articles concern the metabolism of tumors; metabolism of the trophoblast; a paper on heredity in relation to cancer; an admirably sound paper by Major Greenwood on recent statistical study of the cancer problem, together with papers on tumors of the thyroid and on bone sarcoma, both of which are satisfactory surveys. The final essay, on immunity to transplantable tumors, is an excellent paper with a complete bibliography. It is from

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