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February 5, 1927

The Radium Treatment of Cancer of the Uterus.

JAMA. 1927;88(6):428. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680320064038

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Under the auspices of the Cancer Research Committee of the London Association of the Medical Women's Federation, researches have been carried on in women's hospitals in England on the use of radium in the treatment of cancer of the uterus. The Medical Research Council gave funds to aid in beginning the work, and several other philanthropic organizations provided radium. In Great Britain, radium has been used for the most part only in the treatment of inoperable conditions. The available statistics indicate that surgery obtained an average of about 16.4 per cent of five-year absolute cures, and radiotherapy 17.2 per cent, notwithstanding that a few exceptional cases referred for the use of radium were inoperable. Apparently, in clinics in which a greater number of cases is treated with radium, even better statistics may be secured.

In the report just issued, the investigators outline the preliminary treatment and the methods used for

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