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Fundamentals of oncology

Author: Henry C Pitot; Daniel D Loeb
Publisher: New York : M. Dekker, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th ed., rev. and expandedView all editions and formats
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Compiling significant advances from more than a decade of research, this text presents breakthroughs in the prevention, treatment, and control of cancer-exploring the origin, function, and behavior of cancerous cells and promoting the development of effective therapeutics for common malignancies of the breast, lung, prostate, and gastrointestinal tract, as well as other major systems of the body.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry C Pitot; Daniel D Loeb
ISBN: 0824706501 9780824706500
OCLC Number: 51519642
Description: xiii, 998 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Cancer: yesterday and today --
Language of oncology --
Etiology of cancer: chemical and physical agents --
Etiology of cancer as an infectious disease --
Etiology of cancer: germline genetic factors --
Etiology of cancer: somatic cell genetics --
Natural history of neoplastic development: initiation and promotion --
Natural history of neoplastic development: host effects during carcinogenesis --
Natural history of neoplastic development: progression --
Consequences of the stage progression --
Environmental factors in the etiology of human cancer-chemical agents and processes --
Environmental factors in the etiology of human cancer-physical and biological agents --
Evaluation of toxic and carcinogenic environmental agents: scientific and societal considerations their role in cancer prevention --
Natural history of the development of neoplasia in cultured cells and tissues --
Cellular and molecular biology of neoplasia in vivo --
Cellular and molecular biology of the neoplastic transformation in vitro --
Host-tumor relationship-nutritional factors and biomarkers --
Host-tumor relationship-endocrine factors and stromal reaction --
Immunobiology of the host-tumor relationship --
Some basic and applied principles of cancer chemotherapy --
Epilogue-cancer: tomorrow and the future.
Responsibility: Henry C. Pitot ; with a contribution by Daniel D. Loeb.
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"Ample praise for the third edition a little beauty!an excellent introduction. "-Cancer Forum "handy and comprehensiverecommended. "-Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology "outstanding. "-Toxicology

 
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