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May 1946

News and Comment: GENERAL NEWS

Am J Dis Child. 1946;71(5):569. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1946.02020280114013

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Malignant Tumors of Infancy and Childhood—Organization of a New Consultation Service.—Announcement is made of establishment of a consultation service to provide assistance in the diagnosis and treatment of tumors of infancy and childhood. This is a further step in the organization of a Children's Cancer Center, which is a unit of the new Medical Center for Children in Boston.

This is not a tumor registry. It is designed, rather, to give without charge immediate diagnostic assistance and advice concerning therapy and prognosis to any doctor who will send the necessary clinical data, microscopic sections or roentgenograms. Replies will be given by air mail, or when necessary by telephone or telegraph. This project, which is supported in part by a grant-in-aid from the National Advisory Cancer Council, will be paralleled by a research program concerning the biology of tumors of early life, with a consideration also of the

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