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The Easy Book of Cancer Pharmacology

The Easy Book of Cancer Pharmacology represents the efforts of young oncologists, haematologists, pharmacists and oncology nurses who are highly motivated and encouraged by the significant development of new effective anticancer drugs. Since the discovery of antimetabolites and alkylating agents in the 1940s and 1950s, many new products have been introduced into our daily arsenal not only through chemotherapy agents, but also by mean...

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Inflammation, Chronic Diseases and Cancer

This book is a collection of excellent reviews and perspectives contributed by experts in the multidisciplinary field of basic science, clinical studies and treatment options for a wide range of acute and chronic inflammatory diseases or cancer. The goal has been to demonstrate that persistent or chronic (unresolved or subclinical) inflammation is a common denominator in the genesis, progression and manifestation of many illnesses an...

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Fast Facts: Early Breast Cancer

Fast Facts: Early Breast Cancer provides a comprehensive overview of stage 0, I, II and IIIA disease, including the latest thinking on the risk of developing breast cancer and the value (or not) of screening, alongside the importance of clinical staging and triple assessment. Using clear diagnostic and management pathways, this practical resource covers: * the risks and benefits of neadjuvant treatment * surgical and reconstruction o...

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The Anti-Cancer Cookbook

Eat broccoli sprouts to prevent bladder cancer . . . Eat more blueberries to reduce your risk of colon cancer . . . It seems that every day we hear new discoveries about various foods' anti-cancer properties. But the information comes in little bits, from all different directions, and it's hard to know how to put all this information to use in your own diet to reduce your risk of getting cancer. Now, Dr. Julia Greer - a physician, ca...

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Cancer Stem Cells: Philosophy and Therapies

An innovative theory proposes a new therapeutic strategy to break the stalemate in the war on cancer. It is called cancer stem cell (CSC) theory, and Lucie Laplane offers a comprehensive analysis, based on an original interdisciplinary approach that combines biology, biomedical history, and philosophy. Rather than treat cancer by aggressively trying to eliminate all cancerous cells―with harmful side effects for patients―CSC theory su...

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Harrison's Manual of Oncology

The full spectrum of oncology medications -- backed by the authority of Harrison's! From today's leading clinicians in cancer care comes this comprehensive yet portable guide to the major chemotherapeutic and supportive care agents in oncology. Full of never-before-published content, this invaluable clinical companion features numerous tables and a concise, outline-oriented text, making it ideal for reference at a glance. Features:: ...

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Care of the Cancer Patient: A Quick Reference Guide

This work includes a foreword by Elizabeth Rogerson. Head of Education and Development, International Virtual Nursing School Head, Distance Learning Centre (Nursing and Palliative Care), University of Dundee. It considers all the patient's symptoms and all the information available to us, then assesses the symptoms, signs and information given, using this to choose the appropriate remedies for the problem, and extra information will ...

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Supportive and Palliative Care in Cancer: An Introduction

This book provides a clear approach to establishing a user involvement system in a healthcare organisation and its potential impact on cancer services. Using a tool kit style approach drawing on examples of successful past projects and case studies to provide evidence of good practice it describes how to plan and implement different stages of user involvement enabling organisations to draw on user experience and expertise to evaluate...

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Cancer Care in Low-Resource Areas

Though cancer was once considered to be a problem primarily in wealthy nations, low- and middle-income countries now bear a majority share of the global cancer burden, and cancer often surpasses the burden of infectious diseases in these countries. Effective low-cost cancer control options are available for some malignancies, with the World Health Organization estimating that these interventions could facilitate the prevention of app...

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Cancer Signaling: From Molecular Biology to Targeted Therapy

Cancer, which has become the second-most prevalent health issue globally, is essentially a malfunction of cell signaling. Understanding how the intricate signaling networks of cells and tissues allow cancer to thrive - and how they can be turned into potent weapons against it - is the key to managing cancer in the clinic and improving the outcome of cancer therapies. In their ground-breaking textbook, the authors provide a compelling...