This monograph is the result of a series of papers presented at a conference on "Genetic Concept for the Origin of Cancer" in New York, Oct. 25 and 26, 1957. The monograph was prepared under the consulting editorship of Leonell C. Strong, Ph.D., with the joint sponsorship of the New York Academy of Sciences and the National Advisory Cancer Council, National Institutes of Health, United States Public Health Service.
Twenty-eight manuscripts were assembled "... (1) to review the historical development of the genetic concept for the origin of cancer, (2) to introduce new observations in the genetics of cancer, and (3) to give an opportunity to other scientists using different techniques to report their findings in order to ascertain whether these discoveries are complimentary or antagonistic to a genetic concept."
This monograph, making an effort to do these things, has gathered together many facets on the origin of cancer. Many and