Medicine: Controllable Cancers

If doctors tackled the social and biological causes of cancer as zealously as its mysterious microscopic origin, they could reduce the U.S. total of 155,000 deaths a year from cancer.

Such is the claim of one of the most practical and optimistic cancer articles of recent years, published last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Author: Dr. William Cramer of the top-flight Barnard Free Skin and Cancer Hospital in St. Louis. On Dr. Cramer's list of controllable cancers:

Cancer of the Stomach, which accounts for more than 30% of all cancers in...

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