The Biology and Treatment of Cancer: Understanding Cancer / Edition 1

The Biology and Treatment of Cancer: Understanding Cancer / Edition 1

by Arthur B. Pardee, Gary S. Stein
     
 

Praise for The Biology and Treatment of Cancer

"In this gem of a book, Pardee, Stein, and their coauthors chronicle the successes in the war against cancer and outline strategies for the future. With astonishing clarity and wisdom, they have distilled the over 1.5 million publications on cancer into a slender, enormously readable volume."
—Mani Menon, MD,

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Praise for The Biology and Treatment of Cancer

"In this gem of a book, Pardee, Stein, and their coauthors chronicle the successes in the war against cancer and outline strategies for the future. With astonishing clarity and wisdom, they have distilled the over 1.5 million publications on cancer into a slender, enormously readable volume."
—Mani Menon, MD, FACS, Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Hospital

"[This book] does an excellent job of presenting the increasingly complex elements of cancer biology in clear and simple, yet precise and rigorous, language. I recommend it heartily."
—Edward J. Benz Jr., MD, President, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

"A comprehensive and authoritative review of cancer—its causes, diagnosis, treatments, and prevention. This book [is] useful to healthcare providers as well as the general public."
—Paul A. Marks, MD, former head, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

"A comprehensive primer for cancer patients and their families (or for that matter any non-medical person with an interest in the field) that introduces in a very accessible way the complex science of oncology and its interactions with treatment development."
—Lawrence Recht, MD, Stanford University

"Scientists in both cancer and non-cancer related fields will benefit by reading this book."
—Hector F. DeLuca, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Edited by two of the most eminent and widely recognized scholars in the field, and with contributions from top researchers and clinicians from across North America, this book offers the most up-to-date knowledge on the biology and treatment of cancer-—from its molecular and cellular origins to the latest research, preventive measures, and current and future therapies. Coverage includes:

  • Types of tumors, their frequency, and progression
  • Environmental, genetic, and viral causes of cancer
  • Treatment of malignant disease
  • Clinical challenges for treatment and a cure
  • Understanding the biology of cancer
  • Mutations and cell defenses
  • Detection and biomarkers
  • Approaches, opportunities, and obstacles with cancer diagnosis and therapy
  • Clinical trials in oncology
  • Drug development and targeted therapy
  • Epidemiology and population-based studies
  • Consumer health information

This concise, carefully organized, and clearly written book is a must-have for the medical, academic, and professional communities; medical students; undergraduate and graduate students; patients, their families, and friends; and members of the general public who want to gain a deeper understanding of the research, prevention, and therapeutic responses to cancer.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470009581
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/09/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Contributors.

Preface.

Part I: Introduction.

1. What Goes Wrong In Cancer (Arthur B. Pardee, Gary S. Stein, and Elizabeth A. Bronstein).

Part II: Clinical Perspective.

2. Cancer As a Disease: Types of Tumors, Their Frequencies, and Their Progression (Kenneth J. Pienta).

3. Environmental, Genetic, and Viral Causes of Cancer (Rami I. Aqeilan, Nicola Zanesi, and Carlo M. Croce).

4. Diagnosis and Treatment of Malignant Diseases (F. Marc Stewart and Jessica A. Stewart).

5. Clinical Challenges For Treatment and a Cure (Alan Rosmarin).

Part III: Cancer Biology.

6. Understanding the Biology of Cancer (Laura A. Lambert, Donald H. Lambert, and Khandan Keyomarski).

7. Mutations and Cell Defenses (Otto S. Gildemeister, Jay M. Sage, and Kendall L. Knight).

Part IV: Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment.

8. Cancer Detection and Biomarkers (Arthur B. Pardee and Peng Liang).

9. Clinical Challenges For Treatment and a Cure (Eleni Efstathiou and Christopher J. Logothetis).

10. Clinical Trials in Oncology (Konstantin H. Dragnev and Mark A. Israel).

11. The Development of Drugs: Current Concepts and Issues (Barry S. Komm and Christopher P. Miller).

12. A New Generation of Drugs in Cancer Treatment: Molecularly Targeted Therapies (Thomas O'Hare, Christopher A. Eide, and Michael W. Deininger).

13. Epidemiology: Identifying Cancer's Causes (James R. Hebert).

14. Consumer Health Information (David Shepro and Catherine N. Norton).

Index.

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