By B. van der Werf-Messing (auth.), M. Pavone-Macaluso, P. H. Smith (eds.)
This booklet is the list of the complaints of a NATO complicated research Institute held in Erice, Sicily, from the second - twelfth June 1981, in which scientists and clinicians drawn to the issues provided through melanoma of the kidney and the prostate have been inspired to provide, to debate and to problem the critiques expressed and the ideals held by means of the several members. it truly is unusual for scientist, general practitioner, and health practitioner to satisfy with nice regularity or for lengthy classes of time and it needs to be particularly infrequent for such humans to immerse themselves in every one other's paintings and corporate for aperiod of virtually weeks. For this to take place in a scenario of overall isolation comparable to that supplied by way of the marvellous Ettore Majorana Centre in Erice, Sicily has to be targeted. the truth that modifications of opinion stay might be obvious to all who learn the booklet, as will the wealth of clinical and medical paintings being undertaken inside of and past the NATO international locations. we're greatly indebted to the technological know-how Committee of NATO for his or her advice for aid for this assembly and to the Ente Fiuggi and to numerous pharmaceutical firms.
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For many years all prostatic patients in the district have been sent to us rather than taken care of by other doctors or institutions. It can be calculated that from our population of 170,000 we should have around 26,500 men over the age of 50. Thus from the previous autopsy frequencies of histologically verifiable prostatic carcinoma it can be calculated that we have something between 6,000 and 9,000 cases of prostatic cancer to detect. 0 In an earlier study from our department (5), it was shown that during the late fifties the annual detection rate was around 40 new cases per 100,000 men.
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