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October 21, 1968

Cancer Management

Author Affiliations

Toledo, Ohio

JAMA. 1968;206(4):897-898. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03150040109036

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In September 1966, the American Cancer Society sponsored a special graduate course for selected Latin American physicians. Cancer Management presents lectures given during the course as 87 short essays grouped under 22 subject headings. Each paper independently discusses a particular facet of clinical oncology. Liberal and effective use is made of tables, graphs, and illustrations. The style is informal. References usually have been omitted. There is no index.

Many papers are timely, concise and informative. "Chromosomes in Human Cancer and Leukemia" (Sandberg) and "Polyoma Virus" (Stewart) are representative of several papers dealing with experimental oncology. Others review specific problems of therapy, such as radical neck dissection (Catlin), germinal cell tumors of the testis (Whitmore), management of lung opacity with primary cancer elsewhere (Cahars), and cancer of the penis (Riveros).

Despite the general excellence of the contents, Cancer Management may be criticized for uneven emphasis and frank omission. For example, only