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November 1969

Advances in Oncology—1966 and 1967

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, Swedish Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1969;90(5):664-668. doi:10.1001/archotol.1969.00770030666028

THE YEARS 1966 and 1967 have been abundant with reports which may be conveniently classified into five broad groups: (1) Studies concerning the mitotic patterns of cancers. (2) Procedures for excision of the mitotic lesion. (3) Reconstructive procedures after excision. (4) Combinations of radiotherapy and surgery against the metastatic pattern. (5) Combinations of chemicals against the biological pattern.

These concepts are reported by various individuals with specific cases, individual methods, or separate surveys, but, when combined as a group review, indicate a trend which is noteworthy in an attempt to define an approach which can eventually eliminate massive mutilating excision of the cancer, and replace this with well-founded reconstructive procedures in combination with local excision and systemic control with chemicals and irradiation.

Because of the very large number of excellent articles, this progress report must necessarily list the important articles in each main topic covered so that the reader may

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