Advances in Cancer Research, Vol. 28 by George Klein, Sidney Weinhouse (Eds.)

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The types of tumor encountered in the donors are listed in Table I. One cadaver donor had been treated 5 years previously for carcinoma of the colon, but was free of cancer at autopsy examination. In two instances we cannot be certain whether primary carcinomas of the kidney which occurred in the recipients were preTABLE I DONORSWITH TUMORS" Number of donors Type of tumor Cadaver Carcinoma of bronchus Carcinoma of kidney Carcinoma of colon or rectum Malignant melanoma Carcinoma of thyroid Hepatoma Carcinoma of breast Carcinoma of cervix (in situ) Carcinoma of pyriform sinus Salivary gland cylindroma Carcinoma of stomach Osteogenic sarcoma Carcinoma of bile ducts Large basal cell carcinoma of skin Leukemia C horiocarcinoma Carcinoma of pancreas Carcinoma of tongue 19 7 5 5 Living 1 6 3 3* 3 2 26 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 54 1 1 1 13 There were 60 donors, several of whom donated organs to more than 1 recipient.

M. BURNET From another angle, I am attracted to Holley’s (1972) hypothesis of the nature of malignant growth. From one point of view, cell growth in the body is determined by the concentration inside the cell of one or more low molecular weight nutrients as controlled by transport mechanisms in the cell surface. According to need or under hormonal stimulation these allow selective entry of nutrients from the standard circulating mixture. Cancer then arises by any appropriate genetic (or paragenetic) breakdown in one of these mechanisms.

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