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October 7, 1933

ITALY

JAMA. 1933;101(15):1166-1167. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740400052024

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Abstract

Italian League for the Combating of Cancer  The third national convention of the Lega italiana per la lotta contro il cancro has been held in Rome, and on that occasion the new "Regina Elena" Institute, erected in proximity to the Policlinico, was dedicated. The convention was presided over by Prof. Roberto Alessandri. The queen was present at the dedication.

THE CRUSADE AGAINST CANCER  The first topic, "The Organization of the Crusade Against Cancer," was presented by Prof. Arcangelo Alvento, assistant director of the public health service. He discussed the limits within which prophylaxis can be effective, especially in the field of precancerous lesions, in cases of hereditary predisposition and of lesions due to occupational causes. For occupational cancers (due to tar, pitch, aniline dyes and roentgen rays), notification should be made compulsory. The organization of the crusade against cancer should be based mainly on a wide publicity campaign and on

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