The King’s/Cambridge Trial

  • Michael Baum
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 4)


In 1842 Sir James Syme1, Professor of Surgery in Edinburgh stated; “the results of operations for carcinoma when the glands are affected is almost always unsatisfactory however perfectly they may have seemed to be taken away. The reason of this probably is that the glands do not participate in the disease unless the system is strongly disposed to it”. It has taken us well over a hundred years to rediscover this fundamental truth concerning the biological nature of carcinoma of the breast.


Axillary Node British Medical Journal Irradiate Group Early Carcinoma Breast Lump 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Baum
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  1. 1.King’s College Hospital Medical SchoolUniversity of LondonUK

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