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a| Chan, Helen.
a| Understanding Cancer Therapies.
a| Jackson : b| University Press of Mississippi, c| 2007.
a| 1 online resource (134 pages)
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a| Cover Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Introduction -- 1. Overview on Cancer Therapies -- 2. How Cancer Therapy Is Determined -- 3. How Chemotherapy Works -- 4. Surgical Oncology -- 5. Radiation Therapy -- 6. Biologic and Other Therapies -- 7. Therapies for Childhood Cancer -- 8. Therapies for Cancer in Adults -- 9. Search for Cures -- Appendix -- Index.
a| Cancer is one of the world's most dreaded diseases. Yet the past two decades have seen major revolutions in cancer therapy and steadily growing hopes for a cure. This book, written in easily understood language, provides an extensive look at the way medical professionals are treating the disease today. Chapters provide: Rationale and principles integral to disease management; Biological basis for different therapies; Explanations of the protocols behind radiation, chemotherapy, drug treatments, and surgery; Logic behind therapies chosen for such different kinds of cancer as leukemia, lymphoma, retinoblastoma, hepatoblastoma, germ-cell tumors, soft-tissue and bone sarcomas, among others; Information on the most current procedures; Further reading and resources for patients and families. Chapters on clinical practice discuss the differing approaches to cancer in adults and in children. The book closes with a survey of some of the most experimental therapies and the status of the search for a cure. Helen S. L. Chan, M.D., of Toronto, Canada, is a staff hematologist/oncologist and professor at the University of Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children. Her work has been published in New England Journal of Medicine , Journal of Clinical Oncology , Cancer Research , and other periodicals.
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a| Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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i| Print version: a| Chan, Helen t| Understanding Cancer Therapies d| Jackson : University Press of Mississippi,c2007 z| 9781578066896
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