The Third National Cancer Conference was held June 4-6, 1956, under the joint sponsorship of the American Cancer Society, Inc., and the National Cancer Institute, U. S. Public Health Service. An intensive program had been arranged on clinical, basic, and applied cancer research; the purpose of the meeting was to foster communication among cancer researchers, discussions among practitioners, and cross pollination of ideas between the two groups. The discussants were from the United States, mainly, but many geographical areas were represented. The transactions of the meeting are presented in a single- well-bound volume with good format. The indexing is primarily by author, not subject material.
Six lectures were delivered by authorities on the following subjects: epidemiology as a tool in cancer research; radiation neoplasia; the virus etiology of cancer; chemical effects of growing tumors on the host with particular reference to iron; factors influencing the curability of cancer; and the