The Conquest of Cancer: A distant goal

The Conquest of Cancer: A distant goal

by Guy Faguet

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2015)

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ISBN-13: 9789402403879
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 08/23/2016
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 249
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Dr. Faguet retired from the Medical College of Georgia (now Georgia Regents University) after a 30-year academic career that included clinical and bench research funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Veterans Affairs, respectively. He was a member of numerous scientific societies, a consultant for the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Science Foundation and the American Cancer Society and a reviewer for several prestigious scientific journals. He authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and seven book chapters and edited two books: Hematologic Malignancies (The Humana Press, 2000) & Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (The Humana Press, 2003). Since retiring, Dr. Faguet has authored three books on Public and Health Policy: The War on Cancer (Springer, 2005), Pain Control and Drug Policy (Praeger, 2010) and The Affordable Care Act (Algora, 2013). For more biographical data please visit:

Table of Contents

Preface. Part I An Historical overview of the war on cancer. The four-decade journey to the National Cancer Act of 1971. Part II Cancer through the ages.- An historical overview: From prehistory to WW11.- Our current knowledge.- Environmental carcinogens.- Part III Cancer statistics.- Assessing the enormity of the problem.- An uncontrolled problem.- Part IV How is advanced cancer treated?-The cancer-cell kill paradigm and beyond.- Complementary and alternative medicine.- The cell-kill paradigm: Bleak outcomes. Part V Stakeholders' role in the status quo.- The role of the National Cancer Institute.- Factors that impact Oncology research and practice.- The complex physician-patient interaction: Expectations vs. reality. Part VI A paradigm shift in cancer management.- Prevention & Early detection.- The holistic management of advanced cancer: A three-stage blueprint. Conclusions. References. Index.

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