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Secretary of the Institute and asked her what research projects
they had on hand that she thought I might be interested in.
She told me they were continuing to study the emotional problems
in connection with breast cancer, and I made a small contribution
from the Foundation to this project, which I hope will help to
bring some light on this sad subject. Miss Ross's own sister
had just died of breast cancer and I could see that she was
deeply interested in it herself. I have long thought that there
must be great emotional factors which lie behind the initial
causes of some kinds of cancer at least, that when people are
in great emotional distress their body resistance is lowered and
maybe at this time whatever causes some kind of cancer is
triggered, when people's level of resistance is low.
I'm hoping that some clue may be provided as to whether or
not there is some particular type of distress or emotional
pattern that leads to this type of cancer. So far, as I said,
as of 10 years later the study isn't large enough to make any
But this study goes on?
Not that I know of. I thing the study that I supported
was completed but maybe some other people are studying the area.
The project I was interested in was finished, and I have the
paper on it.
It was inconclusive?
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