“… The Study Week was organized by Academician Prof. Pietro Rondoni, Professor of Experimental Pathology at the University of Milan and Director of the Cancer Institute of Milan [Vittorio Emanuele III Institute for the study and treatment of cancer].
Given that the number of participants had to be rather small, we had to limit ourselves to inviting eminent representatives of a few fields of experimental oncology, whose research can be grouped in order to give an almost complete picture of some very pressing issues.
The crucial problem today seems to be the cancerization mechanism of the cell: what happens in the cell that turns it malignant? The study of carcinogenic hydrocarbons provides a very important paradigm that allows us to examine the complexity of cellular tools.
Therefore, we invited biochemists and researchers to shed some light on these questions, without overlooking the different etiological agents, such as viruses and changes in the organism that accompany tumour growth. ..."
Fr. Agostino Gemelli, O.F.M.