Historical Developments

  • John Hayward
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 24)


An historical review of the endocrine factors involved in breast cancer gives little cause for complacency. After seventy years there is little knowledge of the basic principles involved and treatment by endocrine means is therefore empirical. The physician, in selecting the appropriate therapy for his patient, is still groping in the dark.


Breast Cancer Advanced Breast Cancer Bilateral Adrenalectomy Synthetic Oestrogen Polycyclic Hydrocarbon 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Hayward
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  1. 1.Breast ClinicGuy’HospitalLondon S.E. 1England

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