Medicine: Continuing War

Some big news came out last week from the American Association for Cancer Research, meeting in Detroit's Hotel Fort Shelby. If the news proved to be as good as it looked, cancer fighters were in possession of something they have long been looking for: a blood test, almost as simple as the Wassermann, which could divide people into two groups—those who may have cancer, and those who don't.

The new test was devised by the association's president, Dr. Charles B. Huggins, 47, Canadian-born surgeon who developed the "Huggins operation" (castration) for advanced cancer of the prostate. Working with him at the University...

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