History of Cancer

Chapter
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 154)

Précis

Rudolf Virchow envisioned embryonal cells as having the capacity to generate different types of cancer, including those of an epithelial nature, even though they resided in the connective tissue of various organs.

Keywords

Arthritis Corn Europe Lymphoma Estrogen 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

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