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Book cover: RadiotherapyRadiotherapy
by - InTech ,
Radiotherapy plays a key role in the treatment of many cancer types. This book is intended to bring forward the recent advancements in the field of radiation oncology. It contains many valuable contributions from physicians and medical physicists.
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Book cover: Oncology Critical CareOncology Critical Care
by - InTech ,
According to the American Cancer Society, more than 1.6 million people will be diagnosed with cancer during this year. Evidence supports rapid activation of critical care services leading to improved outcomes in cancer patients.
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Book cover: Tumor MetastasisTumor Metastasis
by - InTech ,
Metastasis is the major cause of cancer-related death. The mechanism underlying metastasis is complicated and poorly understood. Recent advances in tumor metastasis research have led to improved diagnosis and clinical management of cancer.
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Book cover: Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma: Diagnosis and ManagementNon-Hodgkin's Lymphoma: Diagnosis and Management
- National Institute for Health and Care Excellence ,
This guideline aims to facilitate standardisation of practice in treating non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. But because of the rapid development of new therapies as a result of improved understanding of the disease, continual re-evaluation will be essential.
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Book cover: Tumour VirusesTumour Viruses
by - MDPI AG ,
In this volume, we seek to explore novel mechanisms of cellular transformation by oncogenic viruses, the role of viral infection in cancer development in understudied body sites and the potential role of novel viral pathogens in cancer development.
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Book cover: Some Drugs and Herbal ProductsSome Drugs and Herbal Products
- International Agency for Research on Cancer ,
This volume provides an assessment of the carcinogenicity of 14 drugs and herbal products. The authors relied on epidemiological studies to evaluate the carcinogenic hazard to humans exposed to the drugs digoxin, pioglitazone and hydrochlorothiazide.
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Book cover: Mammography Techniques and ReviewMammography Techniques and Review
by - InTech ,
Mammography remains at the backbone of medical tools to examine the human breast. The early detection of breast cancer typically uses adjunct tests to mammogram such as ultrasound, positron emission mammography, electrical impedance, and others.
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Book cover: Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Control: A Guide to Essential PracticeComprehensive Cervical Cancer Control: A Guide to Essential Practice
- World Health Organization ,
This publication gives a broad vision of what a comprehensive approach to cervical cancer prevention and control means. It outlines the complementary strategies, and highlights the need for collaboration across programmes, organizations and partners.
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Book cover: Ensuring Patient Access to Affordable Cancer DrugsEnsuring Patient Access to Affordable Cancer Drugs
- National Academies Press ,
In recent years, patients' out-of-pocket costs for cancer care have been rising rapidly. These costs include health insurance deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments for covered services, as well as services that are not covered by insurance ...
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Book cover: Genomics, Cancer Care and AdvocacyGenomics, Cancer Care and Advocacy
by - Genetic Alliance ,
In the past several decades, oncologists and cancer researchers have come to recognize the importance of the role of advocacy organizations in cancer research and treatment. This report provides the proactive plan for advocacy involvement ...
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Book cover: What You Need To Know About: Melanoma and Other Skin CancersWhat You Need To Know About: Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers
- National Cancer Institute ,
This booklet is for people diagnosed with the most common types of skin cancer like Melanoma, Basal cell skin cancer and Squamous cell skin cancer. The book tells about diagnosis and staging, treatment, follow-up care, how to do a self-exam, etc.
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Book cover: Genome-Based Diagnostics: Demonstrating Clinical Utility in OncologyGenome-Based Diagnostics: Demonstrating Clinical Utility in Oncology
- National Academies Press ,
Genome-Based Diagnostics assesses the evidentiary requirements for clinical utility of molecular diagnostics used to guide treatment decisions for patients with cancer and considers innovative, sustainable research collaborations ...
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Book cover: Hepatocellular CarcinomaHepatocellular Carcinoma
by - InTech ,
Many components of current novel therapeutic modalities for HCC are discussed in the current version of the book within the framework of a multidisciplinary approach with special emphasis on emerging treatment approaches and research strategies.
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Book cover: Radiation Oncology Physics: A Handbook for Teachers And StudentsRadiation Oncology Physics: A Handbook for Teachers And Students
by - International Atomic Energy Agency ,
This book is dedicated to students and teachers involved in programmes that train professionals for work in radiation oncology. It provides a compilation of facts on the physics as applied to radiation oncology and it is useful to graduate students.
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Book cover: Inequity in Cancer Care: A Global PerspectiveInequity in Cancer Care: A Global Perspective
- International Atomic Energy Agency ,
This publication was developed as part of the IAEA's work on the integrated cancer prevention programmes in order to reduce the cancer burden worldwide. IAEA strategies have particularly focused on the needs of low and middle income countries.
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Book cover: LeukemiaLeukemia
by - InTech ,
The primary objective of this book is to provide the specialists involved in the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic leukemias with a comprehensive and concise information on some important theoretical and practical issues...
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Book cover: Cancer Treatment: Conventional and Innovative ApproachesCancer Treatment: Conventional and Innovative Approaches
by - InTech ,
Cancer Treatment: Conventional and Innovative Approaches is an attempt to integrate into a book volume the various aspects of cancer treatment, compiling comprehensive reviews written by an international team of experts in the field.
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Book cover: Liver Tumors: Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Prevention and TreatmentLiver Tumors: Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment
by - InTech ,
The prognosis for individuals with liver cancer is frequently poor. The topic of liver tumors is comprehensively reviewed in this book, with a focus on recent developments and improved techniques relevant to both researchers and clinicians.
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Book cover: Research Directions in Tumor AngiogenesisResearch Directions in Tumor Angiogenesis
by - InTech ,
Angiogenesis is an extension process of the cardiovascular network. It is usually triggered by the demand of oxygen and nutrients from the fast growing tissue and uncontrollably dividing cells, as seen during wound healing and tumor progression.
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Book cover: Gastric Carcinoma: New Insights into Current ManagementGastric Carcinoma: New Insights into Current Management
by - InTech ,
Gastric cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related death in the world. The book makes an insight into the assessment of premalignant lesions, management of early gastric cancer, risk and protective factors in gastric carcinogenesis.
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Book cover: Colorectal Cancer: The Diagnosis and ManagementColorectal Cancer: The Diagnosis and Management
- National Collaborating Centre for Cancer ,
This clinical guideline is relevant to all healthcare professionals who come into contact with patients with colorectal cancer or suspected of having colorectal cancer, as well as to the patients themselves and their carers.
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Book cover: Pancreatic Cancer and Tumor MicroenvironmentPancreatic Cancer and Tumor Microenvironment
by - Transworld Research Network ,
Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is histologically characterized by a dense desmoplastic reaction surrounding malignant epithelial cells. The DR is composed of ECM proteins, fibroblasts, stellate cells, endothelial cells, immune cells, and neurons.
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Book cover: Cancer ManagementCancer Management
by - InTech ,
Cancer remains a major clinical challenge as a cause of death due to its frequent poor prognosis and limited treatment options. This book addresses various cancer management related topics including new approaches for early cancer detection.
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Book cover: Gastrointestinal Stromal TumourGastrointestinal Stromal Tumour
by - InTech ,
The era of therapy for GISTs is being proclaimed as bringing the message of special importance to the pathologist role in multidisciplinary team that are responsible for treating patients with locally advanced or metastatic GIST.
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Book cover: Ovarian Cancer: The Recognition and Initial ManagementOvarian Cancer: The Recognition and Initial Management
- National Collaborating Centre for Cancer ,
These clinical guidelines review a number of clinical questions that involve the detection, diagnosis and initial management of ovarian cancer and which focus on areas of uncertainty or where there is a wide variation in clinical practice.
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Book cover: Genetic Susceptibility to Breast and Ovarian CancerGenetic Susceptibility to Breast and Ovarian Cancer
- American College of Medical Genetics ,
The Guidelines have been prepared to help the primary care provider to participate in the pre- and post-test education and counseling required for every patient contemplating genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer.
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Book cover: Noninvasive Diagnostic Techniques for the Detection of Skin CancersNoninvasive Diagnostic Techniques for the Detection of Skin Cancers
by - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality ,
The book provides a description of noninvasive imaging modalities in diagnosing cancerous tumors of the skin, proffers an analytic framework for assessing the applications of the imaging modalities, and summarizes the state of ongoing research.
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Book cover: Screening for Cervical CancerScreening for Cervical Cancer
by - Agency for Healthcare Research ,
This systematic review of cervical cancer screening focuses on when to begin screening and on updating test accuracy and harms data on liquid-based cytology (LBC) and human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, either alone or in combination with cytology.
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Book cover: Advanced Breast Cancer: Diagnosis and TreatmentAdvanced Breast Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment
- National Collaborating Centre for Cancer ,
These guidelines have been developed to help all those involved in the management of advanced breast cancer. The authors have tried to concentrate on those areas where it was felt uncertainty or practice variation currently exists.
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Book cover: Breast Cancer: Diagnosis and TreatmentBreast Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment
by - National Collaborating Centre for Cancer ,
This is a summary of the current information available regarding the epidemiology of breast cancer regionally, nationally and internationally. Its purpose is to provide the guidelines on early and locally advanced and advanced breast cancer.
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Book cover: Cancer Stem Cells Theories and PracticeCancer Stem Cells Theories and Practice
by - InTech ,
The book goes where the cutting edge of research theory meets the challenges of clinical practice. Its text tease apart cancer's vulnerabilities and identify opportunities for early detection, targeted therapy, and reducing remission and resistance.
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Book cover: Prostate Cancer: Diagnosis and TreatmentProstate Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment
- National Collaborating Centre for Cancer ,
Prostate cancer is one of the commonest cancers in men. There is evidence of practice variation around the country and of patchy availability of certain treatments. The guideline will help to address these issues and offer guidance on best practice.
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Book cover: Referral Guidelines for Suspected Cancer in Adults and ChildrenReferral Guidelines for Suspected Cancer in Adults and Children
- Royal College of General Practitioners ,
The guideline covers twelve groups of cancers: lung, upper gastrointestinal cancers, lower gastrointestinal cancers, breast cancer, gynaecological cancers, urological cancers, haematological cancers, skin cancers, head and neck cancers, etc.
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Book cover: Cellular Health Series: CancerCellular Health Series: Cancer
by - M/R Pub ,
This book provides a summary of the progress of Cellular Health in the battle against several forms of cancer and infectious diseases, as well as other serious diseases. It substantiates the fact that cancer will lose its threat.
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Book cover: Breast CancerBreast Cancer
- American Cancer Society ,
Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts from cells of the breast. A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that may grow into surrounding tissues or spread to distant areas of the body. This document refers only to breast cancer in women.
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Book cover: Radiation OncologyRadiation Oncology
by - Wikibooks ,
This textbook is meant to be used by residents, medical students, and practicing physicians in radiation oncology. Its main purpose is to be a useful reference for those wishing to gain knowledge about clinical radiation oncology.
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Book cover: Comparative OncologyComparative Oncology
by - Romanian Academy ,
Comparative oncology has undergone a special development over the past decades and has attracted the interest of researchers who have studied the etiopathogenesis, morphogenesis and epidemiology, as well as the carcinogens of tumor disease.
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Book cover: Who Survives Cancer?Who Survives Cancer?
by - University of California Press ,
Addressed to health-care professionals and policymakers, this book makes it clear that we are not winning the war against cancer. The author looks at how class, race, sex, and available treatments can affect one's chances of survival.
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Book cover: Introduction to Cancer BiologyIntroduction to Cancer Biology
by - BookBoon ,
A short primer on how cancers develop and grow, and a gentle exploration of the fundamental concepts, using examples and key figures for illustration. The book explains six basic principles that inform our current understanding of cancer.
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Book cover: Familial Cancer SyndromesFamilial Cancer Syndromes
by - NCBI ,
Written as a comprehensive reference, it will be a useful reference for clinicians and researchers. This release includes chapters on Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome, Familial Atypical Multiple Mole Melanoma Syndrome, and multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1.
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Book cover: Cancer Care for the Whole PatientCancer Care for the Whole Patient
by - National Academies Press ,
Today, it is not possible to deliver high-quality cancer care without using existing approaches, tools, and resources to address patients' psychosocial health needs. This book recommends actions to ensure that this standard is met.
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Book cover: Cancer BiomarkersCancer Biomarkers
by - National Academies Press ,
Many cancer patients are diagnosed at a stage in which the cancer is too far advanced to be cured. There is tremendous opportunity to improve the outcome for people with cancer by enhancing detection and treatment approaches.
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Book cover: Cancer Management: A Multidisciplinary ApproachCancer Management: A Multidisciplinary Approach
by - CMP ,
The latest facts on the management of all cancers. This illustrated handbook expands on the most current techniques on screening, diagnosing, staging, prognoses, treatments, and outcomes. Written for both the clinician and patient.
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Book cover: Cancer MedicineCancer Medicine
by - B.C. Decker ,
A reference source for medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, internists, surgical oncologists, and others who treat cancer patients. The book covers the ever-widening sphere of current cancer knowledge and clinical practice.
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Book cover: Dynamics of Cancer: Incidence, Inheritance, and EvolutionDynamics of Cancer: Incidence, Inheritance, and Evolution
by - Princeton University Press ,
The author explains cancer genetics, carcinogens, and aging and provides novel integrative insights. The book emphasizes both the multiscale dynamics of the disease and an approach that synthesizes empirical knowledge with mathematical theory.
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