Volume 78, Issue 3 p. 266-272

TALC AND CARCINOMA OF THE OVARY AND CERVIX

W. J. Henderson

W. J. Henderson

Electron Microscopist

Tenovus Institute for Cancer Research

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C. A. F. Joslin

C. A. F. Joslin

Consultant Radiotherapist

Velindre Memorial Centre for Cancer Research

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K. Griffiths

K. Griffiths

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Welsh National School of Medicine

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A. C. Turnbull

A. C. Turnbull

Director

Tenovus Institute for Cancer Research, Welsh National School of Medicine, Cardiff

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First published: March 1971
Citations: 76

Summary

An extraction-replication technique was used to examine tissue from patients with ovarian and cervical tumours. In both conditions talc particles were found deeply embedded within the tumour tissue. The close association of talc to the asbestos group of minerals is of interest.