SIMEON T. CANTRIL, M.D.
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The application of isotopes to the cancer problem can be directed either toward the broad field of investigations concerning the etiologies of neoplastic disease, or toward therapeutic application without fundamental relationship to the causes underlying uncontrolled cellular growth. In this sense it is comparable to the more conventional roentgen-ray or radium therapy now used. It is assumed that any etiologic factors which contributed to the growth prior to therapy are no longer active if the disease can be arrested. It is most unusual for a new growth, unrelated to the first, to develop in the same organ (with the outstanding
CANTRIL ST. ON THE POSSIBLE APPLICATION OF ISOTOPES TO THE MANAGEMENT OF CANCER*. Ann Intern Med. 1950;33:1450–1458. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-33-6-1450
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(6):1450-1458.
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