Cancer: Ounce of Prevention

Soft music seeps past oyster-toned walls with their bold paintings. Behind the teak-top desk sits a comely receptionist. The place looks like an advertising agency, but the callers who arrive there have not come on corporate errands. They have come to New York's modern Strang Clinic for their annual cancer checkup, paying heed to the American Cancer Society's estimate that fully 42% of the 295,000 Americans who will die of cancer in 1965 could have been saved through timely diagnosis and treatment.

Medicine's search for the causes of cancer accounts for millions of...

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