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March 20, 1967

Cancer Vaccine

Author Affiliations

Rochester, Minn

JAMA. 1967;199(12):947. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03120120135036

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To the Editor:—  This letter is written in strong support of the stand recently taken in The Journal (199:136 and 347, 1967) and in the AMA News (Jan 23 and Feb 20, 1967) with regard to the activities of the Rand Foundation. We thought it especially necessary that our position be made clear in this regard, since the Rand Foundation has implied in a recent widely published press release that the Mayo Clinic has expressed approval of their cancer treatment method by referring patients to them.No physician at the Mayo Clinic has ever recommended that any cancer patient seek treatment at the Rand Foundation. Indeed, my colleagues and I in the sections of oncology and therapeutic radiology have strongly discouraged patients from doing so. We have written letters of summary to the Rand Foundation only at the specific request of patients, since we consider this to be an