Medicine: Suffocated Cancer

Doctors do not know the cause of cancer, nor can they prevent a tumor from spreading and migrating. Their only hope, in treating the disease, is to catch a malignant tumor early, burn it with X-ray or cut it out. Last week, in the Archives of Surgery, Dr. Frederick Madison Allen of Manhattan's Polyclinic Hospital suggested a new way of killing cancers: suffocation.

Several years ago, Dr. Allen broke down large cancerous tumors in mice, rats and dogs by tying off, for short periods of time, the arteries which fed the tumors with blood...

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