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This book offers pertinent basic science information on strategies used for the rational design and discovery of novel anticancer agents, and, in addition, translational studies involving clinical trial design and execution with these novel, mostly cytostatic agents. This book covers basic science strategies that are being used in drug discovery and preclinical evaluation focused on novel molecular targets, as well as clinical trial methodology including clinical pharmacokinetics and imaging to address issues of efficacy evaluation of the new, relatively non-cytotoxic anticancer agents. At present, there is no book that provides such an integration of basic and clinical studies of novel anticancer agents, covering both drug discovery and translational research extensively.* Addresses the critical issues involved in the development of novel agents for cancer therapy by experts in the field* Presents drug discovery strategies* Discusses regulatory issues surrounding drug development*
To many people, being diagnosed with cancer is tantamount to a death sentence and among women, rates of breast and ovarian cancers are still very much on the increase. Conventional treatments such as radiotherapy and chemotherapy can have horrific side effects, and doctors and specialists are only too happy when patients adopt additional complementary methods of combating the disease. Female Cancers, the latest title in the popular Well Woman series by Jan de Vries, succinctly addresses the main issues involving the treatment of cancers affecting women today. It advises on the ways that women can decrease the likelihood of contracting the disease and explains what sufferers can do to improve their chances of recovery.The book focuses on the confusion regarding the link between HRT and cancer, and further investigates the foods widely reported to cause the disease. It reveals how alternative medicine can help, for instance, by building up the patient's immune system to stand up to the attacks of agressive therapies. Jan de Vries has worked in this field for over 45 years and is a member of several research committees, including the Cancer Control Society. In Female Cancers, he shares his up-to-date knowledge of the new developments of cancer therapy and signposts the complementary help that can be given to assist female cancer patients.
In recent years, a number of molecular pathways and cellular processes that are essential for normal vertebrate development have been implicated in cancer initiation and progression. In this volume, leaders in the field of cancer genetics and developmental biology share recent insights into the importance of developmental pathways for tumorigenesis. These discoveries provide important avenues for innovative new approaches to treating some of the most challenging developmental tumors.Provides researchers an overview and synthesis of the latest research findings and contemporary thought in the areaThere are now a large number of molecular targeted therapies for the treatment of cancer. Many of these therapies target pathways that are essential for normal development. Therefore, this volume provides an up-to-date and timely perspective on those pathways and biological processes that hold the greatest promise for targeted intervention.
This second of two volumes on Cancer Imaging covers the three major topics of imaging instrumentation, general imaging applications, and imaging of a number of human cancer types. Where the first volume emphasized lung and breast carcinomas, Volume 2 focuses on prostate, colorectal, ovarian, gastrointestinal, and bone cancers. Although cancer therapy is not the main subject of this series, the crucial role of imaging in selecting the type of therapy and its post-treatment assessment are discussed. The major emphasis in this volume is on cancer imaging; however, differentiation between benign tumors and malignant tumors is also discussed. This volume is sold individually, and Cancer Imaging, Volume 1 [ISBN: 978-0-12-370468-9] sells separately for $189 and also as part of a two volume set [ISBN: 978-0-12-374212-4] for $299.* Concentrates on the application of imaging technology to the diagnosis and prognosis of prostate, colorectal, ovarian, gastrointestinal, and bone cancers* Addresses relationship between radiation dose and image quality * Discusses the role of molecular imaging in identifying changes for the emergence and progression of cancer at the cellular and/or molecular levels
This 2006 book analyses tensions between those paying for cancer care, those providing care and those marketing drugs and devices.
The definitive guide to natural and complementary medicines and clinics for those who have been diagnosed with cancer and wish to know their options. This book offers vital advice and information on how to fight cancer without choosing radiotherapy, chemotherapy or surgery.In The Cancer Directory internationally renowned holistic cancer consultant Dr Rosy Daniel provides authoritative medical advice on the appropriateness and efficacy of the most commonly used alternative treatments for cancer. She explains the background and usage of each treatment, the evidence for its use and its price, source and availability.The treatments and supplements covered include:* Shark cartilage 714x* Immunotherapy vaccines* TVZ-7 lymphocyte treatments* Cat's Claw* Maitake and Shitake mushrooms* Coenzyme Q-10This indispensable guide to holistic cancer care also reviews alternative clinics in the UK and around the world. It provides information about the therapeutic help that each provides, as well as an overview of organisations researching alternative cancer treatments and the scientific studies that are currently underway.
When Kristian Anderson received the diagnosis that every devoted husband and father fears, he refused to resign himself silently to fate.
Discover The Power Of Ancient WisdomFor centuries , Traditional Chinese Medicine has helped millions of cancer patients in China, specializing in reducing the risk of breast cancer and healing it by identifying and treating its root cause. Chinese medicine offers a broad range of time-tested, natural, safe, self-healing treating that can complement prevailing Western cancer treatments.Traditional Chinese Medicine provides a nine-point healing guide that can be individually customized for women diagnosed with breast cancer; those about to undergo surgery, chemotherapy or radiation; breast cancer survivors who want to prevent recurrence, and any woman looking for serious prevention techniques. With his training, Dr. Nan Lu revives the ancient healing wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine --Early warning signs from your bodyAncient self-healing evergy movementsHealing, strengthening foods and ancient techniques to strengthen you before surgeryHow to manage your health during chemotherapy or radiationWhy and how to create a new Traditional Chinese Medicine lifestyle that addresses the root cause of breast cancer...and much more!
New advances in treatment offer cancer patients more options than ever before. Coping with Chemotherapy and Radiation is an accessible, accurate guide to the latest developments in radiation therapy and chemotherapy. You will find important information on how chemotherapy and radiation treatments work; what to expect from treatments, how to alleviate common side effects, and more.