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Title: Murray J. Shear Papers
Creator: Shear, Murray J.
Dates: 1908-1983
Extent: 27.6 linear feet
Abstract:Correspondence, reports, minutes, reprints documenting Dr. Shear's professional activities with the National Cancer Institute, including interaction with the International Union Against Cancer and the American Association for Cancer Research.
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• ...dence, reports, minutes, reprints documenting Dr. Shear's professional activities with the National Cancer Institute, including interaction with the International Union Against Cancer and the American ...
• ...ties with the National Cancer Institute, including interaction with the International Union Against Cancer and the American Association for Cancer Research. ...
• ... including interaction with the International Union Against Cancer and the American Association for Cancer Research. Prove ...
Biography
• ... of his career researching substances and methods which might prove effective in the eradication of cancer. He was a member of the National Cancer Institute's inaugural staff and he actively participa ...
• ...d methods which might prove effective in the eradication of cancer. He was a member of the National Cancer Institute's inaugural staff and he actively participated in international cancer organization ...
• ...er of the National Cancer Institute's inaugural staff and he actively participated in international cancer organizations. Born on November 7, 1899 in Brooklyn, NY, Murray Jacob Shear developed a ...
• ...t when pressure to assume management roles threatened his devotion to research. His work with cancer began when he joined the U.S. Public Health Service's cancer research division, located at Ha ...
• ...otion to research. His work with cancer began when he joined the U.S. Public Health Service's cancer research division, located at Harvard, in 1931. This group of scientists formed the nucleus o ...
• ... at Harvard, in 1931. This group of scientists formed the nucleus of what would become the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in 1939. He began investigating calcium's effect on cancer tumors and progres ...
• ...ould become the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in 1939. He began investigating calcium's effect on cancer tumors and progressed to studying the ameliorative effects of bacterial toxins on cancerous t ...
• ...cens (polysaccharide) excited much scientific interest. His chemical approach to the study of cancer eradication marked him as an early leader in the field of chemotherapy. Shear remained with N ...
• ...ogy from 1951 to 1964. During his career he also served as president of the American Association of Cancer Research, secretary general of the International Union Against Cancer (IUAC), and chairman of ...
• ...f the American Association of Cancer Research, secretary general of the International Union Against Cancer (IUAC), and chairman of the IUAC's Chemotherapy Committee. Dr. Shear died in Bethesda o ...
Collection Scope and Content Note
• ...uced by NCI, NIH, and IUCC. Also present are NCI and IUCC meeting minutes and various international cancer conference guides and notes. Index Terms Thes ...
Subject Terms
• ...Corporate Names American Association for Cancer Research International Union Against ...
• ...ancer Research International Union Against Cancer National Cancer Institute (U.S.) ...
• ...nternational Union Against Cancer National Cancer Institute (U.S.) National Institutes ...
Contents List
Series 2: Correspondence, 1925-1973   series
Associations   subseries
AACR (American Association for Cancer Research)   subseries
• ...1967: AACR (American Association for Cancer Research): 1 ...
American Cancer Society   subseries
• ... Submitted ms., 1969: American Cancer Society: 1 ...
IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer)   subseries
• ... IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer): 1 30 ...
Meetings   subseries
Foreign   subseries
• ... 2 11 6th International Conference on Cancer - Brazil, 1954-1957: 2 ...
• ... 21 IRAC (International Research Agency on Cancer), 1966: UICC-IUAC (Union ...
UICC-IUAC (Union Internationale Contra Cancer - International Union Against Cancer)   subseries
• ... UICC-IUAC (Union Internationale Contra Cancer - International Union Against Cancer): 2 ...
• ... UICC-IUAC (Union Internationale Contra Cancer - International Union Against Cancer): 2 22 ...
• ... 2 27 Cancer Chemotherapy committee, 1959-1962: 2 ...
NCI (National Cancer Institute)   subseries
• ...ters, 1953-1972: NCI (National Cancer Institute): 2 ...
• ... 2 59 Gordon Cancer Conference, 1951: 2 ...
• ... 2 60 Gordon Cancer Conference, 1951-1963: 2 ...
Organizations   subseries
NCI (National Cancer Institute)   subseries
• ...ning, 1964-1968: NCI (National Cancer Institute): 3 ...
• ... 4 24 Environmental cancer, 1939-1968: 4 ...
UICC/IUAC (Union Internationale Contra Cancer - International Union Against Cancer)   subseries
• ... UICC/IUAC (Union Internationale Contra Cancer - International Union Against Cancer): 6 ...
• ... UICC/IUAC (Union Internationale Contra Cancer - International Union Against Cancer): 6 20 ...
Series 3: Subjects, 1908-1974   series
Associations   subseries
General   subseries
• ... 9 38 Cancer Research Commission, 1956: 9 ...
• ... American Association for the Advancement of Science, Symposium on anti-metabolites and cancer, 1953: AACR (American Associat ...
AACR (American Association for Cancer Research)   subseries
• ...1953: AACR (American Association for Cancer Research): 9 ...
• ... 9 55 Children's Cancer Research Foundation, 1951: 9 ...
• ... 9 56 Commission on Cancer Research, 1960: 9 ...
• ... 9 59 International Cancer Research Foundation, "Index to the literature of experimental cancer research: 1900-1935", 19 ...
• ... International Cancer Research Foundation, "Index to the literature of experimental cancer research: 1900-1935", 1935: 9 ...
• ... 9 60 National Advisory Cancer Council, Group on communications - panel recommendations, 1967-1968: ...
Meetings   subseries
General   subseries
• ... 11 28 Cancer - articles and symposiums, 1928-1966: 1 ...
• ... 11 29 Cancer research conference, 1928: 11 ...
AACR   subseries
• ... 12 15 ACS (American Cancer Society) meeting - Washington, 10/9/41, 1932-1941: ...
International Cancer Congress   subseries
• ...Oct. 9-11, 1967: International Cancer Congress: 12 ...
Organizations   subseries
General   subseries
• ... 13 9 American Institute of Cancer Research, n.d.: 13 ...
NCI (National Cancer Institute)   subseries
• ...licy, 1945-1947: NCI (National Cancer Institute): 14 ...
• ...14 21 Breast cancer task force - minutes, 1970: 14 ...
• ... 14 27 Cancer chemotherapy committee, 1953-1954: 14 ...
• ... 14 28-29 Cancer chemotherapy program, 1965: 14 ...
• ... 14 30-31 Cancer program objectives, 1946-1972: 14 ...
• ... declaration of research policy and the appointment of an advisory committee to the chief, National Cancer Institute", 1945: 15 ...
• ... 15 27 Japan - stomach cancer, 1969: 15 ...
• ... 15 30-31 Legislation - cancer, 1937-1941: 16 ...
• ... 16 17 Organization (cancer chemotherapy national service center), 1959-1961: ...
• ... 17 1 Who's Who in the National Cancer Institute, 1964: 17 ...
• ... 7 Sloan-Kettering Institute, Clinical problems in cancer research 1948-1949, 1952: UICC ...
UICC/IUAC (Union Internationale Contra Cancer - International Union Against Cancer)   subseries
• ... UICC/IUAC (Union Internationale Contra Cancer - International Union Against Cancer): 17 ...
• ... UICC/IUAC (Union Internationale Contra Cancer - International Union Against Cancer): 17 8 ...
USPHS (U.S. Public Health Service)   subseries
• ... 18 23 Voegtlin - early history of cancer research in PHS, 1968-1971: ...
USPHS/Harvard   subseries
• ... 18 25 WPA cancer projects - Boston, 1936-1937: ...
Public Relations   subseries
• ... 18 33 Clippings re set up of National Cancer Institute, 1937-1948: 18 ...
Television   subseries
• ... 18 36 Dr. Wasserman - "Biography of a cancer" (from Rose Shear), 1960: ...
Publications   subseries
• ... 18 38 Proceedings of the Japanese Cancer Association, the 41st annual meeting, 1982: ...
Journals   subseries
• ... 19 4-6 Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 1941-1943: 19 ...
Reports   subseries
General   subseries
• ... 19 33 "Cancer - a worldwide menace", 1959: 19 ...
• ... 19 34 Cancer research - congress, 1937: 19 ...
• ... 19 37 Commission on Cancer Research, 1960: 19 ...
• ... 19 40 The Institute for Cancer Research - 20th scientific report, 1974-1975: ...
• ... 19 46 Progress against cancer: a report by the National Advisory Cancer Council, 1970: ...
• ... 46 Progress against cancer: a report by the National Advisory Cancer Council, 1970: 19 ...
International Cancer Research Foundation   subseries
• ... of State, 1963: International Cancer Research Foundation: 19 ...
National Cancer Institute   subseries
• ...ctivities, 1940-1943: National Cancer Institute: 20 ...
UICC (Union Internationale Contra Cancer)   subseries
• ... UICC (Union Internationale Contra Cancer): 20 35 ...
• ... 20 44 Working group on asbestos and cancer, 1965: USPHS (U.S. Publi ...
USPHS (U.S. Public Health Service)   subseries
• ...21 1 "Fundamental cancer research", 1938: 21 ...
Series 4: Writings, 1908-1970   series
Background Research   subseries
• ... 21 25 "A chemist's view of cancer prevention" - E. Boyland, 1967: 21 ...
• ... "An examination of old literature (especially herbals) for drugs with supposed effects on cancer" - George Urdang, 1958: 21 ...
• ... 37 "Further investigations with the additional biological cancer treatment with highly potent b-coli products" - Friedrich Burgkhart, 1943: ...
• ... 21 40 "Host factors and cancer" - E. Saxen, K. Penttinen, 1962: 21 ...
• ... 21 43 "New clues in the search for cancer cures" - S. M. Spencer, 1959: 21 ...
• ... 22 2 "The prevention and control of cancer: a plan for nation-wide organization" - Schereschwesky, 1938: ...
By Murray Shear   subseries
• ... 22 19-20 Articles by Shear and cancer miscellany, 1946-1970: 22 ...
• ... 22 25 "Strategies and tactics for cancer research in the USPHS since 1930", 1968: ...