Encyclopedia of Cancer

Encyclopedia of Cancer

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This three-volume set is an authoritative reference source for the field of cancer research and all associated fields. It contains 163 articles exploring the causes, potential cures, and preventative measures of cancer. The encyclopedia also covers all the "hot" topics in cancer research, and should be beneficial to undergraduates, graduates as well as professionals and the general reader interested in cancer research. Topics covered include: biology of cancer; invasion and spread of cancer; oncogenes; tumour suppressor genes; gene therapy; viral carcinogenesis; and drug resistance.
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  • Hardback | 2144 pages
  • 236.2 x 312.4 x 162.6mm | 7,439g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • glossary
  • 012093230X
  • 9780120932306

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Edited by Joseph R. Bertino
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"This set... is a signpost pointing to new ideas and techniques that, when shared across scientific disciplines, will make the next twenty-five years a period of sustained commitment and success."
"The Encyclopedia of Cancer is unique because of its multidisciplinary approach to cancer... An essential source for biological and health sciences collections."
"The Editor has selected well-known experts to contribute to each of the chapters. The unique format of this work is user-friendly. In contrast to other textbooks on cancer medicine, this book focuses primarily on the epidemiology of specific diseases and the basic science related to cancer."
"Consisting of 163 well-written original articles, this work endeavors to summarize current knowledge about cancer from basic laboratory science to clinical topics. All in all, it succeeds very well... The most comprehensive treatment of cancer research to date, this encyclopedia is recommended for a wide audience, upper-division undergraduates through researchers, in academic and hospital libraries."
--M.A. Manion, University of Massachusetts at Lowell in CHOICE
"Covers every aspect of the disease from its clinical features to its underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms in a concise and well-organized fashion... The material presented was complete and up-to-date."
--MICHAEL B. KASTAN, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
"This is a clearly written article."
--GARY S. STEIN, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester
"This is a well-written article by two experts in the field."
--SEN-ITIROHHAKOMORI, The Biomembrane Institute, Seattle, Washington
"A nice review of the current status of information."
--LOUISE C. STRONG, University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
"The manuscript is well written by two authors very knowledgeable in the subject, and the material covered is broad enough and in depth enough for the purpose stated in the publishers descriptor."
--MICHAEL BORRELLI, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan
"Excellent review and discussion by the author of an important area."
--ERIC J. FELDMAN, New York Medical College, Valhalla
"Thorough coverage."
--RICHARD JOVE, Molecular Oncology Program Leader, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, University of South Florida College of Medicine
"Excellent review."
--ALBERT F. LOBUGLIO, Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham
"This chapter reviews in a concise and balanced manner the role of radiolabeled monoclonal antibodies and other immunoconjugates in the treatment of hematologic malignancies."
--OLIVER W. PRESS, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
"This is a comprehensive review of the subject, dealing with rationale, toxicity, and applications of combined chemoradiotherapy. The coverage of various tumor types is particularly broad and well organized."
--PHILIP C. HOFFMAN, University of Chicago Medical Center, Illinois
--RALPH HRUBAN, Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland
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