Medicine: Progress Reports

Kicking off the 1956 drive for funds to support their work, the nation's top cancer investigators reported on progress and problems. Chief among them was Dr. Charles S. Cameron, 47, medical and scientific director of the American Cancer Society, whose new 268-page book for laymen (The Truth About Cancer; Prentice-Hall; $4.95) outlines the symptoms and the treatment of cancer. The book's main point: prompt medical checkups at the first sign of such cancer signals as bleeding, unusual growths can easily double the current U.S. cure rate of 25% in 500,000 new cases a...

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