Medicine: Hope for Cancer

Two encouraging reports on cancer: Hormones & Vitamins. Reporting on the work of Manhattan's Memorial Hospital, world's No. 1 cancer clinic, Director Cornelius Rhoads discussed two frontal attacks on the disease:

> Certain types of cancer in mice, especially breast, are caused by "poisonous" hormones brewed in the endocrine glands along with normal hormones. Problem is to discover what these cancer-causing hormones are. New, hitherto undescribed glandular substances have been isolated from the urine of patients. This may in time "provide a technique of almost unimaginable scope" for: 1) investigating cancer in early stages by examining urine; 2) treating the cancer by...

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