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Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology

Devita, Vincent T.

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ISBN 10: 0397515731 / ISBN 13: 9780397515738
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Title: Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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Acclaimed by the worldwide medical community as the standard-setting o ncology reference, Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology is now in its Fifth Edition. This new edition has been extensively reorganize d to integrate the groundbreaking advances of molecular biology into t he broad range of oncologic practice, including cancer prevention, dia gnosis, and treatment. A new introductory section -- Essentials of Mo dern Oncologic Science -- provides a base of information on molecular biology, signal transduction, and immunology. The Principles of Oncolo gy section includes new chapters on the cell cycle and on principles o f cancer management related to molecular pathology, cancer genetics, a nd biologic therapy. The Practice of Oncology section features entirel y new chapters on the molecular biology of each organ site, as well as up-to-date multimodality treatment guidelines for each stage of disea se.

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European Urology Today, Volume 17, Issue 1 -- "I was particularly taken by the chapters describing radiotherapy techniques, such as intensity modulated radiation therapy, and innovative surgical techniques. This textbook should be present in all medical oncological departments." European Urology Today Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Volume 6, Issue 294 -- "Since its initial publication in 1982, Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, edited by DeVita, Hellman, and Rosenberg, has been a staple reference text in the medical oncologist's library. With each edition, the numbers of topics and contributors have increased, and this, the seventh edition, is the most inclusive. The practice of oncology has changed dramatically over the last 3 decades. We have progressed from the discovery that Hodgkin disease can be cured with chemotherapy to the knowledge that a variety of cancers can be cured or have improved survival. We have seen new chemotherapeutic agents developed in just the last several years become standard therapy. Most exciting, though, is the new era of targeted therapies: antiangiogenesis agents, enzyme inhibitors, and monoclonal antibodies, among others. Certainly, while there are other worthy texts, for many oncologists, Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology has been a primary reference since our training. The seventh edition continues to be a reliable and thorough source defining contemporary cancer care."-Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)

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