This initial volume, "The Year Book of Cancer," suggests that this and others to follow will be valuable additions to the Year Book Series. The problems in the preparation of such a volume are multiple; many scientific disciplines are transected, and the writings on neoplasms, from practical clinical recordings to highly theoretical research, represent a vast literature. Still, the many disciplines and extensive literature fall within the scope of oncology.
The editors and the editorial board section editors are drawn from the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute. There is, however, a broader representation through the total of one hundred nineteen editors. Each editor was assigned, by reason of special competence, to one of twenty-five sections. The sections are cleavage groups within the general fields of cancer and include anatomic subdivisions on basic research, chemotherapy, steroid endocrinology, genetics, biostatistics, endocrine tumors, special surgical problems, pediatric surgery,