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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

At the time of the first edition of Principles of Cancer Biotherapy in 1987, this book represented the first comprehensive textbook on biological therapy. In 1991, when the second edition was published, there was still some doubt on the part of many oncologists and cancer researchers as to the therapeutic value of these new approaches. By 2003 and the fourth edition, it was generally agreed that biopharmaceuticals were producing major opportunities for new cancer therapies. Cancer biotherapy has now truly matured into the fourth modality of cancer treatment. This fifth revised edition describes the tremendous progress that has been made in recent years using biologicals in cancer treatment.
This book summarizes an evolving science and a rapidly changing medical practice in biotherapy. In this new millennium, it is now possible to envision a much more diversified system of cancer research and treatment that will afford greater opportunities for a patient's personalized cancer treatment. This was first envisioned in the 1987 initial edition of this textbook and is now a "new" and popular approach to cancer treatment. Some forms of cancer biotherapy use the strategy of tumor stabilization and control though continued biological therapy, akin to the use of insulin in the treatment of diabetes.
This textbook illustrates new methods of thinking and new strategies for control of cancer. It is always difficult to move from past dogma to future opportunity, but this fifth edition of Principles of Cancer Biotherapy illustrates why it is so important to the patients for researchers and clinicians to explore and quickly apply these new opportunities in cancer biotherapy.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

1. Cancer Biotherapy: General Principles; Oldham
2. The Pathogenesis of Cancer Metastasis: Relevance to Biotherapy; Fidler
3. Developmental Therapeutics and the Design of Clinical Trials; Oldham
4. Recombinant Proteins and Genomics in Cancer Therapy; Mehta, Ozpolat
5. Current Concepts in Immunology; Oldham
6. Therapeutic Approaches to Cancer-Associated Immune Suppression; Oldham
7. Cancer Vaccines; Foon
8. Lymphokines and Cytokines Lewko; Oldham
9. Interferons: Therapy in Cancer; Goldstein
10. Antibody Therapy; Dillman
11. Immunotoxins; Frankel
12. Drug Immunoconjugates; Oldham, Foon, Safa
13. Radiolabeled Monoclonal Antibodies for Localization and Treatment of Metastatic Cancer; Meredith
14. Stem Cell/Bone Marrow Transplantation as Biotherapy; Oldham
15. Update on the Laboratory Aspects of the Cellular Immunotherapy of Human Cancer; Yannelli
16. Growth and Maturation Factors in Cancer; Oldham, Mehta, Ozpalat
17. Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor: Biology and Clinical Potential; Foote
18. Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony-Stimulating factor (GM-CSF): Biology and Clinical Status; Morstyn, Foote
19. Clinical Approaches to Cancer Gene Therapy; Buchsbaum
20. Regulatory Process for Approval of Biologicals for Cancer Therapy; Grillo-Lopez
21. Cancer Biotherapy: 1998 Disease-Related Activity; Oldham, Dillman
22. Speculation for 2008 and Beyond; Oldham
EAN: 9781402007064
ISBN: 140200706X
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2003
Seitenanzahl: 684 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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