The Psychoimmunology of Cancer / Edition 2

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When the first edition of this book published in 1994, the psychoimmun ology of cancer was still emerging as a topic for serious scientific s tudy. Now, less than ten years later, there is a huge academic literat ure about the relationships between psychological variables, the immun system and cancer growth, accompanied by a lively popular interest. In this new edition leading specialists have provided broad critical r eviews of the different aspects. The psychoimmunology of cancer invol ves many complex issues, understanding of which remains far from compl ete. However, the contributors, besides reviewing the current state of knowledge and the implications for cancer patients, offer predictions for the future and ideas about furhter research.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192630605
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface, J. Barraclough C.E. Lewis R. O'Brien
Part I: Psychology, immunity and cancer: the biological links
1. Psychoimmunology today: mechanisms mediating the effects of psychological status on the immune system, Denise L. Bellinger, Srinivasan ThyagaRajan, Dianne Lorton, Kelley S. Madden, Lily Tran, David L. Felten
2. Anti-cancer mechanisms involving the immune system, P.W. Szlosarek, A. Dalgliesh
Part II: The clinical context: studies and speculations on human cancer
3. The role of psychological factors in cancer onset and progression: A critical appraisal, James L. Levenson, Kathy McDonald
4. Psychospiritual healing and the immune system in cancer, Roger J. Booth
5. Can psychosocial interventions extend survival? A critical evaluation of clinical trials of group and individual therapies, Karin Calde, Catherine Classen, David Spiegel
6. Psychological factors and cancer progression: involvement of neuroimmune pathways and future directions for laboratory research, Bert Garssen, Karl Goodkin
7. Psychological factors and cancer progression: involvement of behavioural pathways, Jennifer Anderson, Leslie G. Walker
8. The state of the art: clinical implications for cancer patients, and directions for future research, Alastair J. Cunningham

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