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Targeted cancer therapy : a handbook for nurses

Author: Gail M Wilkes
Publisher: Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, ©2011.
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Overview: Targeted Cancer Therapy: A Handbook for Nurses is an essential guide for nurses interested in the latest discoveries in oncology. Covering the most recent treatment option of transforming cancer into a chronic illness, this handbook provides nurses with the information they need to understand this and future developments in the field. This comprehensive but easy-to-understand text takes nurses through  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nurses' Instruction
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wilkes, Gail M.
Targeted cancer therapy.
Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, ©2011
(DLC) 2009037358
(OCoLC)436259143
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gail M Wilkes
ISBN: 9781449611439 1449611435 0763772119 9780763772116
OCLC Number: 667292767
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 353 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cancer biology, signaling pathways, and malignant transformation --
Targeted cancer therapy : external and internal signaling pathway targets --
Tumor vasculature --
Targeting the microenvironment : bone metastasis, apoptosis, DNA repair, and mitosis --
Challenges in caring for patients receiving targeted therapy.
Responsibility: Gail M. Wilkes.

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Overview: Targeted Cancer Therapy: A Handbook for Nurses is an essential guide for nurses interested in the latest discoveries in oncology. Covering the most recent treatment option of transforming cancer into a chronic illness, this handbook provides nurses with the information they need to understand this and future developments in the field. This comprehensive but easy-to-understand text takes nurses through foundational concepts in cell and normal biology that are crucial to understanding cancer and targeted therapy. Featuring relevant analogies and easy-to-follow discussions on malignant transformation, metastases, cellular pathways, and toxicities, this text enables nurses to quickly get up to speed on key topics and develop care plans for oncology patients. Accessible, comprehensive, informative, Targeted Cancer Therapy is a must-read for every oncology nurse.

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