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April 1972

Synopsis of Clinical Cancer, ed 2.

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Arch Intern Med. 1972;129(4):661. doi:10.1001/archinte.1972.00320040137025

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Moore has summarized a great deal of material in this well organized text. He covers all major sites of human cancer, as well as devoting chapters to "Terms," "Carcinogenesis," "Childhood Tumors," "Chemotherapy," and "Reporting of End Results." A chapter on radiotherapy is absent. Each section dealing with tumors of a specific organ is subdivided into subject matter concerned with Incidence, Etiology, Pathology, Natural History, Diagnosis, Preventive Measures, and Treatment Principles. The bibliographies at the end of each chapter are adequate.

The major problem facing the author of a synopsis is to present a wide enough spectrum of material to embrace his chosen topic, maintain enough specific material to be informative, and still keep it reasonably concise. This is especially difficult in a field as vast as clinical cancer. A method employed in condensing this amount of material is listing, and Moore uses this method effectively. Yet, in places it is

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