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July 1950

News and Comment

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1950;86(1):161. doi:10.1001/archinte.1950.00230130183008

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Penn Test for Diagnosis of Cancer.  —Through arrangements made by the National Cancer Institute, Public Health Service, the Penn test, described by Dr. Leonard A. Scheele, Surgeon General of the Public Health Service, as "most promising of the general tests for cancer so far reported," will receive its first independent trial under the supervision of Dr. Stuart W. Lippincott in Seattle, where the University of Washington and the Public Health Service maintain a cooperative project for evaluating and developing cancer diagnostic tests.The test is based on a serum flocculation reaction discovered in blood from cancer patients by Dr. H. S. Penn, who developed it for use as a cancer diagnostic test in association with Drs. George C. Hall, Albert W. Bellamy and Andrew H. Dowdy, all of the University of California at Los Angeles.

Annual Session of the American College of Physicians.  —The American College of Physicians

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