Cancer pp 319-370 | Cite as

Interpretations: Facts, Fancies, and the Future in Oncology


Among the biological disciplines oncology has proved unsurpassed as a historical graveyard of many and varied once-fashionable theories which have attracted much investigative effort but which, proportionately, have yielded little return in the form of real understanding of the discipline (cf. Chapter Two). Indeed, in terms of cost-effectiveness, cancer research, if viewed as a commercial enterprise, would have been declared bankrupt long ago. Yet, as a long-term investment, this obligatory human endeavour is arguably capable of paying high dividends, hopefully in the not too distant future.


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