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Proceedings of the First National Cancer Conference [1949]

JAMA. 1950;143(8):777-778. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910430069047.
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In February 1949 a three day conference was held in Memphis, Tenn., under the auspices of the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute, in which several hundred invited experts in the fields of cancer research, teaching and provision of facilities participated in round tables.

Certain general papers were presented to the conference dealing with general problems of growth, differentiation and mutation. These are reproduced in full in these proceedings. Summaries of the panel discussions take up most of the volume, and the subjects covered include endocrinology, lung, head and neck, bone, lymphoblastomas, nervous system, epidemiology, cancer registration, environmental cancer, cancer services and facilities, professional education and administration of grantsin-aid.

The purpose of the conference was to take a comprehensive view of past accomplishments and to assess them, integrate them, and suggest, in each field, the possible direction in which future work should move in the light of the


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