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British Empire Cancer Campaign

Nature volume 143, page 635 (15 April 1939) | Download Citation



THE seventieth quarterly meeting of the Grand Council of the British Empire Cancer Campaign was held on April 3. The following grants were approved, making a total to date for the year 1939 of more than £48,000: £1,000 to the North of England Branch of the Campaign for the continuation of the special short-wave investigations being carried out under the direction of Dr. F. Dickens; and £160 to Mr. E. Nevill Willmer, working at the University of Cambridge. The Council received a report regarding the joint discussions which had taken place between representatives of the Campaign, the Medical Research Council and the National Radium Commission on the subject of the installation of a cyclotron in Great Britain primarily for medical and biological investigations as affecting the cancer problem. The three bodies have now jointly agreed to refer this matter for further consideration to the Radiology Committee. A further sum of approximately £6,500 is to be allocated to meet the expenses to be incurred during the second year's working of the scheme of the Clinical Cancer Research Committee. This scheme covers an inquiry into all fresh cases of cancer in the London area, and during the first two years the results of investigations into approximately 34,000 cases will have been placed at the disposal of the Committee. Dr. J. M. Woodburn Morison has been invited to become the representative of the Campaign on the Scientific Advisory Committee of the newly amalgamated Radium Institute and Mount Vernon Hospital.

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