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THE EVENING STAR Washington, D. C. THURSDAY. MARCH 20. m 2 Radiation Is Proving Effective in Treatment Os Some Cancers • By Pat McGrady Science editor, American Cancer Society. A couple of years aao scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology set up a big machine, which would produce X-rays un der the enormous power of 2 mil lion volts. They established, as best they eould with experimental animals, Fifth of a Series. a range of dosages that would be safe. Then they devised a chair that would rotate slowly while the powerful X-ray beam was aimed in on one central point. The beam could be cut down to the diameter of a small rifle bullet or enlarged to cover an entire abdomen. Cancer Patients Tested. They took a few cancer patients who could not be helped by sur geons or radiotherapists using conventional X-ray equipment and, under the direction of a radiotherapist, they aimed their beam at the tumors while the pa tients were slowly turned. The patients were treated daily—some of them for more than a month. At their last report, they had treated 286 patients, most .of them with very advanced cancers. Os these 157 were free of symp toms; 47 were dead; 18 were liv ing with hopelessly spread can cers; the disease had recurred ifc five and persisted in 12. The re maining 46 either were very new patients or ones whom social workers could not trace. The scientists are satisfied with the results of their experiment, and so is the American Cancer Society, which helped finance it. Not Considered Cored. The scientists do not regard their symptom-free patients as cured. The disease already has re curred in five. At least five years must pass after conclusion of treatment before anyone can be considered cured. The machine will not be effec tive against widely spread can cers. It will, however, hit the deep est tumor and the nearest lymph nodes to which cancer cells may have migrated. While the treatment is still regarded as experimental and pri marily for use on patients who cannot be helped by surgery or standard radiation, it avoids some of the mutilation that radical surgery entails. This is only one of many im pressive advances in the irradia tion of cancers—the product of long years of research. Atom Smasher Used. Other new radiation technisbes are also highly experimental, and no one at this time will attempt to evaluate the treatments ex cept as they reduce pain, some times shrink or destroy tumors and put the patient back on bis feet. One of the more spectacular techniques developed by Harvard neurosurgeons, MIT physicists and specialists of the Atomic Energy Commission is to administer borax to patients with highly malignant brain tumors and places them next to an atomic pile. The borax con centrates more in the fast-grow ing brain tumor than in the slow growing normal brain tissue. The boron captures slow neutrons emitted by the pile and the tiny explosions in the brain destroy boron-bearing cells. A growing number of hopeless eases has been treated this way. Clinical results have not yet been reported. The technique now is being" proposed as routine post operative treatment for brain tumor cases even where surgery is possible. It might knock out cancer cells that werejiidden from the surgeon’s view. lodine Destroys Growths. Perhaps the best results in treating cancer with radioactive materials have been achieved in thyroid tumors. A small percent age of those tumors, even when they have spread to far parts of the body, can be induced to take up radioactive iodine which will destroy them. Scientists at the Meharry Med ical School, University of Penn sylvania and Pittsburgh have in jected radioactive gold washes in- The Hecht Co. 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