Medicine: Cancer Test

Physicians have long sought a test which would warn them of the presence of invisible, embryonic cancers. Last week cancer specialists found new hope in a simple cancer test reported in Science by Drs. Theodore Herman Elsasser and George Barclay Wallace of New York University's Medical School.

Two years ago, said the scientists, they examined a young man who had "a large embryonic cancer of the right testicle."

They injected his urine into the veins of a pregnant rabbit. The rabbit aborted.

The urine of other patients with similar tumors, as well as their blood serum, produced the same result in pregnant rabbits.

The scientists...

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