Medicine: Cancer Reports

For the first time since World War II, Soviet medical scientists last week joined their Western colleagues in discussing the common fight against cancer. At the sixth International Cancer Congress in São Paulo, Brazil, 1,000 cancer researchers from 46 other nations listened attentively as Professor Alexander Savittski of the U.S.S.R. Academy of Science reported that 1) in the Soviet Union, "65% of malignant tumors have been cured"; 2) preventive examinations of the entire population over 35 years of age have resulted in "total elimination" of breast and uterine cancer in certain areas.


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