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September 22, 1962

Human and Experimental Breast Cancer

JAMA. 1962;181(12):1095. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050380073022

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This book is a well-planned treatise on the subject, first describing the basic physiologic, embryologic, and endocrinic factors affecting the normal human breasts followed by a well-oriented chapter on the gross and microscopic structure of the breast. The main theme of the text, experimental breast cancer, appears after these introductory discussions. Disease entities, like fibroadenoma, duct ectasia, and cystic disease are presented because of their relation to cancer genesis and function of breast epithelium or its structure.

The last chapters deal with the forms of therapy and plan of treatment. It is questionable whether the inclusion of "Conventional Forms of Therapy," "Hormone Therapy," or "Planned Treatment" add to the value of this text. These controversial subjects require more elaborate discussion and tabulation showing the merits of different approaches and modalities of treatment.

In this monograph, no attempt is made to obtain a comprehensive bibliography, but the limitation in numbers is

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