Medicine: Drugs Against Cancer

Through the National Institutes of Health last year, Government scientists spent $30 million to test no fewer than 50,000 potential cancer-fighting drugs. That measures the size of the job in achieving the chemotherapist's dream: an effective cure for the major forms of the disease. Last week the physician who treated President Eisenhower's ileitis, Dr. Isidor S. Ravdin of the University of Pennsylvania, pulled together and appraised the results so far:

> In cancer of the large bowel, 5-fluorouracil, the drug used on Speaker Sam Rayburn, offers "some control against malignancy" (TIME, Oct....

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