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Two interrelated subjects—the dynamics of human tumor growth with time and the various factors that have been implicated to date in the survival of cancer patients after surgical treatment—are thoroughly explored in a well-written English translation of this Russian contribution. The bibliography is extensive in the chapters covering cancers of the stomach, rectum, breast, bladder, and renal cells, with kinetic analysis of survival after various types of conventional surgical treatment. From a worldwide review of the quantitative aspects of human tumor growth and of survival of 150 000 patients with cancer, certain general laws of malignant growth are reduced to
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Clinical Oncology. A Quantitative Approach.. Ann Intern Med. 1974;81:282–283. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-2-282_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;81(2):282-283.
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