In 1953 it was asked: "Do cigarettes actually cause cancer? Can doctors now detect cancer in its early stages?"
Frank answers to these and other questions are given, in what follows, by several leading cancer specialists. These authorities from the medical world tell of important advances, but no final victory, against cancer, a disease that kills 200,000 people every year and cripples many others. The doctors were answering questions of Congressmen during a committee hearing on appropriations for the National Cancer Institute of the U.S. Public Health Service.