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March 8, 1924


JAMA. 1924;82(10):805-806. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02650360047022

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The British Empire Cancer Campaign  The British Empire cancer campaign was launched last spring for the purpose of raising $5,000,000 for cancer research. An appeal was made especially to those who had lost relatives from the disease. At first the movement was looked at askance by professional bodies, who did not approve of some of its methods. The Medical Research Council refused its support because it proposed a frontal attack on cancer, which the council deemed unwise, and because it clashed with the work of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, a long-established body which has done good work in collaboration with the council. All difficulties have now been removed, however, and the cooperation of the highest authorities has been obtained. Following a conference of representatives of the Royal Society, the Medical Research Council and the British Empire cancer campaign, an imposing committee has been appointed, consisting of Sir John Bland-Sutton,

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