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Overview

  • Offers a broad audience a concise presentation of the most up-to-date knowledge about the biology and treatment of cancer
  • Full coverage of cancer prevention and control
  • Clear, thorough discussion of current and possible future therapies
  • Edited by two of the most eminent and widely recognized scholars of cancer research and therapeutics in the world, with contributions from top researchers and clinicians from across North America
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Editorial Reviews

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'This book is written with the cancer patient and their families in mind. It is also useful for the trainee oncologist and allied professionals. This book provides explanations of cancer treatments and biology to interested parties, describes advances in understanding of cells, genes and molecular biology.? (Oncology News, Fall 2009)

"This book is extremely well written and provides an excellent resource for healthcare providers tasked with educating patients and families about cancer and its treatment." (Doody's Reviews, March 2009)

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Reviewer: Theresa M. Bacon, MSN (University of New Mexico Hospital)
Description: This book describes the genetic and environmental causes of cancer and the multifaceted approach to treatment of the disease.
Purpose: According to the authors, this book is intended for patients and families without specialized knowledge of cancer and its treatment. This information is invaluable to families, but the reading level is above the level recommended for patient and family education. Much of the material may need to be interpreted for patients and families by the healthcare provider.
Audience: Because the reading level exceeds that recommended for patient and family education, the book is better suited for use as a reference by healthcare professionals providing direct care. It is well written by authorities in this area.
Features: The multiple factors influencing the biology of cancer and the complexities of treatments developed to target these factors are covered. Well written case studies illustrate major points. It is difficult to differentiate details in the black-and-white figures, but many are also reproduced in color in a center section, which adds significantly to the book.
Assessment: This book is extremely well written and provides an excellent resource for healthcare providers tasked with educating patients and families about cancer and its treatment.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470009581
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/9/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 303
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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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