Guy F Robbins Connecticut: Surgeons Meet to Chart Fight Against Cancer
of Roches-' Roches-' | Surgeons Meet To Chart Fight Against Cancer (Continued from Page One) New Englander Motor launched at an all-day all-day all-day session Saturday in the home uf Dr, Guy F. Robbins, Compo parkway. mortal hospital in New York citv and associate DroFesor al the :Medical school of Cornell un versicy, whD is a section chai: man of die ASC Committee u Cancer. England Deaconess hospital Boston and Harvard Medicall school, who is in charge of the. Mew Hnpland sector o: tine mo iect: Dr. Calvin T. KIodd of Medical school, who heads the southern Atlantic section of ihe program; Dr. Joseph Weinberg, of Chicago, III, who is in chargei of coordination the program for the ACS: and Dr. Louis Leoni ot Rhode Island, genera: hospital Providence. All are m ncl cinii surgeons with the exception of The reElona! studies, which also beiiu; conducted in var sections of the United States and Canada, are aimed at developing an inventory of exlslmg facilities, and Hie coordination of all agen. ices concerned with cancer con trol. The findiues of Ihe reeional groups, along with their reco Novemher. when the facts and proposals will be studied, evaluated evaluated and channeled into a program ot » OYerlnonini Cited Dr, Palierson said yesterday lat one of the problems to be solved is the overlapping of can- can- treatment and detection facili-i facili-i ties n some oarls o fthe i auntn and the scarcity nf such equip ment in others. Efforts are also being made to encourage tumor clinic directors nTAJiult Hi i ■; t:r ma basis in order to provide an exchange exchange of information and ideas on diagnosis and treatment, and to improve liaison among cancer leo.-strles leo.-strles leo.-strles ol case Histories. It is alsn hoped. Dr. Patterson said, that the increased communication communication between tumor clinic dir ectors and others engaged in Un diannosis and treatment of can cer will be nf benefit to the can ccr patients in the middle-incpir.i middle-incpir.i middle-incpir.i group. Indigent and affluent patients patients often have advanced and expert lacilltiea available fori their care, that are not always readily available to others, he said. 'Labor of Love' Dr. Robbins, speaking on Ihe coordination of cancer programs at a breakfast session vesterdav, said the work being done by the ACS Cancer committee members was » "labor of ove that is part of the practice of medicine ." Although (here Is always hope er a means tor the prevention cure nf cancer, the current effort is designed to mobilize the lull curative possibilities available for the benefit of each patient, Dr.