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Canadian Cancer Conference.

Richard L. Meyer, MC, USA
Arch Intern Med. 1968;121(4):379. doi:10.1001/archinte.1968.03640040073025.
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The Seventh Canadian Cancer Conference held at Honey Harbor, Ontario in June 1966 must have been informative and stimulating to all who attended. The proceedings are faithfully recorded in this volume and maintain a level of excellence from the first to the last presentation. The discussion was divided into five sections; each represented a major field of inquiry into the cancer problem with subject matter confined almost entirely to the preclinical level.

The first section is entitled "Cell Proliferation." Three authors presented their concepts of the properties, controls, and mitotic rate of the normal and neoplastic cell. Of special interest to the oncologist and hematologist would be Doctor Bruce's discussion of spleen cell assay, as a means of evaluation the effect of specific chemotherapeutic agent upon hematopoetic and "lymphoid" (his word) tissue. For those interested in immunology there is a discussion of the stimulating effects of antigens upon "lymphoid" tissue.


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