E. CUYLER HAMMOND, SC.D.
The study of trends in the occurrence and management of a disease is important from three points of view: (1) it may give leads for further research on etiology, (2) it gives an indication as to whether we are on the right track in our efforts to control the disease, and (3) it gives some idea of what we may expect in the future, particularly in respect to needs for medical care and facilities. A few highlights of trends in cancer are presented, with emphasis on medical implications rather than etiology.
The death rate from a
HAMMOND EC. TRENDS IN CANCER DEATH RATES AND CURE RATES(TRENDS IN CANCER DEATH RATES AND CURE RATES*). Ann Intern Med. 1959;50:300–312. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-50-2-300
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;50(2):300-312.
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