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January 4, 1908


JAMA. 1908;L(1):46. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530270048011

The advances made during the past decade in the field of experimental research into the causes of cancer have been so marked and so far reaching that those prosecuting this work have felt for some time that the time had arrived for the formation of an American association for cancer research. Americans now occupy an enviable position in the front rank of cancer research; in fact, the first laboratory exclusively devoted to cancer research is American, and the suggestion for the recent successful international congress held in Heidelberg, was made by an American. The American Society of Cancer Research, a report1 of whose first meeting, held recently, we publish this week, is the direct outcome of the efforts of American cancer research workers to found such a society. The membership of the society is composed largely of laboratory investigators, but it is the intention of the founders to broaden and