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November 1989

Minorities and Cancer

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Washington, DC

Arch Surg. 1989;124(11):1351. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1989.01410110113025

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This is a most timely book, not only because of the vital subject it addresses, but because of the linkage it can establish between paleoanthropology and molecular biology through another book that has just appeared, Blueprints: Solving the Mystery of Evolution, by Maitland A. Edey and Donald C. Johanson.

Lovell Jones, PhD, is well suited to be the editor of Minorities and Cancer because he is associate professor and director of experimental gynecology-endocrinology in the Departments of Gynecology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology of the University of Texas, Houston.

He had a challenging task of integrating the articles of 65 contributors of interestingly diverse background: 10 are from Howard University, Washington, DC; 9 from Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tenn; 15 from the University of Texas; 7 from Amherst (Mass) College; 5 from the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md; and 19 have other affiliations.

The message from all the contributors, variously

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