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September 8, 1945

A Symposium on Mammary Tumors in Mice

JAMA. 1945;129(2):175. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860360077034

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The symposium is made up of twelve articles by active workers in the National Cancer Institute. The introduction, general and historical, is by M. B. Shimkin. The cytology and histogenesis of mammary cancer in mice are covered by A. J. Dalton and T. B. Dunn, the vascular supply by G. H. Algere and H. W. Chalkley, the genetics by W. E. Heston, the hormonal relations by B. M. Shimkin, the milk factor by H. B. Andervont, the effect of diet and other agencies by H. P. Morris, the chemistry by J. P. Greenstein and experimental treatment by H. M. Dyer. In the final article M. B. Shimkin summarizes the main outcome of these articles, with discussion of its bearings on cancer of the human breast. Critical analysis cannot be made of each article. The articles describe well the current state of knowledge and understanding of cancer of the breast in

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