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
They established, as best they
eould with experimental animals,
Fifth of a Series.
a range of dosages that would be
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Scientists at the Meharry Med
ical School, University of Penn
sylvania and Pittsburgh have in
jected radioactive gold washes in-
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to body cavities in which cancer
i 6 growing. In seme cases they
reduce discomfort and make un
necessary the periodic withdrawal
of large amounts of fluid which
may collect in cancerous areas.
Rutgers scientists have found
that radio waves of about radar
frequency, will wilt animal tu
mors. So will supersound waves,
as University of Washington in
vestigators havj learned. But
because of the damage these
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forces do to intervening normal
tissues, they cannot be used on
deep cancers. Not at this time,
anyway. And on superficial can
cers that they will knock out, the
surgeon can do a safer job.
Tomorrow: Cancer Chemotherapy.
Alexandria 40 and 8 to Meet
The Alexandria Voiture, 40 and
8, American Legion, will meet at
8 p.m. tomorrow at Gadsby’s
Montana Choir Greeted Here
By the Associated Press
The high school choir from Cut
Bank, Mont., sight-seeing at the
Capitol, was welcomed yesterday
by Vice President Barkley and
Montana’s four members of Con
gress. The 65-member choir and
25 chaperons, are en route to the
Music Educators’ National Con
ference in Philadelphia.
Citizens Coll for Spread
Os Indigent Patients
The Friendship Height* Citi
zens’ Association last night -voted
against further concentration of
indigent patients in the Gsllinger
Members said private hospitals
are deprived of funds paid
by the District for the case of such
patients and that a "spread”; of
indigent* throughout all of the
hospitals would aid In the teach
ing of interns and student purses.
Edmund C. Cush headed the
group, which met in the Janney
School. Wisconsin, avenue and Al
bemarle street N.W.
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Dr. Sicre to Discuss Art
, Dr. Jose Gomez Sicre. head of
the Division of Visual Arts of the
Pan American Union, will discuss
the arts of Latin America before
the Club de las Americas at 8
o’clock tonight in Room 2631 of
the Commerce Department build
SB MANY LITTLE CHILDHOOD IUS
' STRIKE AT NIGHT!
Thaf* why m any aodtra mothers kM»
St. Joseph Asyiria For Children hind?, rattfy
for emergencies. Its purs orsac* fisror makes
it plenuit to take. And there’* no aeed to
brook or cat taMot*—each is Vi adatt do**.
Doctor amoved! Buy St Joseph Aspirin For
Children tnday- feryeor child, SO tablet* Ma.’
THE FAITH OF THE CHURCH
Th« Rev. Dr. Howard A. Johnson
Associate Professor, Univ. of the South, Sewanee
St John's Church
16th and H Streets N.W.
Tonight at 8 p.m.
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