News.—The National Institutes of Health will fund and the American College of Surgeons will sponsor 16 trauma seminars in 1973 and 1974. For further information, contact Oscar P. Hampton, Jr., MD, Director of Trauma Division, American College of Surgeons, 55 E Erie St, Chicago 60611.
Surgical Oncology Training Program.—A three-year surgical oncology training program is being offered at the University of California, Los Angeles, for those general surgery residents interested in a career in academic surgical oncology.
The multiple disciplinary approach to cancer treatment is stressed and will include training in cancer surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and radiation therapy. Particular emphasis is placed on the clinical aspect where the trainee will supplement previous training in cancer therapy with a broader perspective in patient care and teaching.
Independent research in the basic science fields will include tumor immunology, tumor virology, and biochemistry or pharmacology of chemotherapeutic drugs.
Qualified trainees must