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It is difficult to review a publication resulting from a compilation of the proceedings of a conference or symposium. The papers contained in the publication are variable in quality and in intent. Some papers are written as reviews of a subject while others are presenting new material. Unfortunately, new material resulting from the authors' research efforts is published in such a volume without prior critical appraisal of an editorial board, as would be the case if the material had been submitted to a journal. Therefore, the reader must himself carefully exercise his critical capacities on such a volume.
This publication is such a compilation of papers which were presented at a conference as part of the celebration of the University of Michigan sesquicentennial. The dates coincided with the 40th anniversary of the Simpson Memorial Institute. Attending the conference were a group of international figures well-known in the field of cancer
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