Outlook on Cancer

  • Ronald W. Raven

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Cancer and the Nation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rodney Smith
      Pages 3-5
    3. Ronald W. Raven
      Pages 7-18
    4. O. A. N. Husain
      Pages 19-55
    5. M. D. Kipling
      Pages 57-70
    6. Francis J. C. Roe
      Pages 71-85
    7. R. A. Sellwood
      Pages 103-107
    8. Robert Tiffany
      Pages 109-117
    9. M. G. P. Stoker
      Pages 135-143
  3. Cancer — Towards the Solution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Ronald W. Raven
      Pages 163-176
    3. Richard Hayward
      Pages 177-187
    4. Iain W. F. Hanham
      Pages 201-218
    5. Michael Baum
      Pages 219-232
    6. Francis J. C. Roe
      Pages 233-245
    7. Ian Burn
      Pages 247-253
    8. A. M. Adelstein
      Pages 255-275
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 277-318

About this book


When the 1975 and 1976 symposia of The Marie Curie Memorial Foundation took place at the Royal College of Surgeons of England it was IDY great privilege to say a few words at the opening of each of them. It is equally a privilege to contribute these few introductory words to the Volume recording these symposia and I believe that it would not be inappropriate to recall with minor mod­ ifications some of the thoughts that occurred to me when I opened the symposium in 1976, for they do reflect the spirit of determined optimism, but without complacency, that characterized the contributions on both of these two occasions. In common with many others I always looked forward, from year to year, to the Meetings and admired each time the spirit which was so apparent and so very much in tune with the general philosophy of a surgeon, the spirit which admits that to a doctor and all others who care for patients cancer is a grim and terrible foe but suggests that, rather than sitting down and grizzling about it, we should bestir ourselves, do our best, whatever the difficulties, and at least try to do a little better each year. The title of the symposium in 1976 was typically stimulating,-"Towards a Solution",- not, admittedly a study of the solution itself but a title emphasising that the position was not static - that it was mobile, that we ~ moving forward and we do know where we are going.


Cancer Screening cancer cancer research cancer treatment care morbidity mortality patients philosophy screening social work

Editors and affiliations

  • Ronald W. Raven
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Royal College of Surgeons of EnglandLondonEngland
  2. 2.Royal Marsden HospitalLondonEngland
  3. 3.Institute of Cancer ResearchLondonEngland
  4. 4.Westminster HospitalLondonEngland

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