Encyclopedia of Cancer, Three-Volume Set, Volume 1-3

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9780120932306: Encyclopedia of Cancer, Three-Volume Set, Volume 1-3

The Encyclopedia of Cancer is the authoritative reference source for the rapidly growing field of cancer research and all associated fields. This three-volume encyclopedia contains 163 expressly written articles exploring the causes, potential cures, and preventive measures of cancer. With the recent attention focused on breast cancer, cancer research has once again been thrust to the forefront of scientific investigation and interest. The editor and editorial board have successfully compiled a comprehensive source of information that is beneficial to undergraduates, graduate students, and seasoned professionals, as well as to the lay person interested in the causes and cures of cancer that may be affecting a loved one. The Encyclopedia is easy to read, easy to use, and meticulously covers all of the "hot" topics in cancer research. This three-volume set will be a valuable addition to libraries, universities, medical and nursing schools, biotechnology companies, and research institutions.

Biology of Cancer
Invasion and Spread of Cancer
Biological Treatment
Antisense, Ribozymes
Epidemiology/Tumor Genetics
Oncogenes
Tumor Suppressor Genes
Gene Therapy
Viral Carcinogenesis
Chemical Carcinogenesis
Chemoprevention
Chemotherapy
Drug Resistance
Radiation Therapy

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Dr. Joseph R. Bertino is the Associate Director of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, at the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine in New Brunswick, and a distinguished Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology in the UMDNJ system. Prior to assuming this position in January 2002, Dr. Bertino served as Chairman of the Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics Program at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York (1986-2002). He has also been an American Cancer Society Professor since 1976.Dr. Bertino is an active reseacher and has received several awards and honors for his accomplishments, including the Rosenthal Award from the American Association of Clinical Research, the Karnofsky Award from the American Society for Clinical Oncology, and the American Cancer Society Medal of Honor. He is also a past president of both the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research.

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