Cancer Control. Proceedings of the 12th International Cancer by A. R. Smith

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TABLE 7 Per Cent of 1757 Senior Students Having Seen no Patients with: USNC/Yr* Malignant melanoma 42% 9,500 32% Pancreatic carcinoma 21,800 Ovarian carcinoma 17,000 29% 27% Head and neck carcinoma 23,900 Prostatic carcinoma 21% 57,000 *United States New Cases per Year (1977) An approach to correcting this deficiency is the increased utilization of community hospitals and outpatient departments in student teaching. Many patients with common malignancies, particularly patients who are doing well, may not be referred to academic centers where most student teaching is conducted.

50% 26% Oncologist coordinates Teaching in various Chairs 24% Cancer Committee or Cancer Clinic at University Hospital 11% £ Two or more replies are given Physiological Effects of Mass Communication Media and Necessity for Changes in Education Gustav Gebels Psychologist, Bad Sooden-Allendorf, Federal Republic of Germany ABSTRACT Messages communicated by mass and education media are described and criticised, the psychological after-effects being adverse too frequently. Attempts made to motivate the public to avoid cancer fail.

A. Alvarez** *Director, Professor of Clinical Oncology ^Associate Director, Professor of Clinical Oncology ***Chair of Clinical Oncology, School of Medicine, "del Salvador" University, A v. Luis Ma. Campos 726, 7° piso, 1426 Buenos Aires, Argentina INTRODUCTION During the course of an International Congress of Oncology, which took place in Buenos Aires in July 1975, a preliminary survey on Oncology Teaching in Latin America was carried out among the participants (1) (8). Said survey, organized by a Clinical Oncology Chair at the "Hospital Militar Central de Buenos Aires" (Buenos Aires Central Military Hospital) had the collaboration of the "Oficina Sanitaria Panamericana" (Panamerican Health Department)(OPS/ Ο MS), and its main purpose was to contribute to the knowledge of the present condition of said specialty education in Latin America, and, taking as a basis the information collected from the attending American oncologists, to stimulate a discussion and interchange of experiences for the best development of this specialty, according to the condition and necessities of each country.

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