Medicine: Cancer Conclusions

For U. S. doctors, research problem No. 1 is cancer. No. 1 sleuth organization is the recently established National Advisory Cancer Council, a branch of the U. S. Public Health Service. Several months ago Surgeon General Thomas Parran appointed a committee of five eminent researchers* to correlate all the facts discovered about the cause and growth of cancer in the last 30 years. Last week the U. S. Public Health Service released the scientists' report. Significant facts:

>There is practically no difference in chemical make-up or physical structure between normal cells and cancer cells....

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