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Treating Cancer with Immunotherapy and Targeted Therapy

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December 2019
9781683924500
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    Mercury Learning & Information
  • Published
    18th December 2019
  • ISBN 9781683924500
  • Language English
  • Pages 120 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
  • Images illus, tables, & charts
$29.95
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October 2019
9781683924517
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  • Publisher
    Mercury Learning & Information
  • Published
    25th October 2019
  • ISBN 9781683924517
  • Language English
  • Pages 120 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
  • Images illus, tables, & charts
$74.95
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October 2019
9781683924524
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  • Publisher
    Mercury Learning & Information
  • Published
    25th October 2019
  • ISBN 9781683924524
  • Language English
  • Pages 120 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
  • Images illus, tables, & charts
$24.95

Treating cancer has always been a major challenge. Although great strides in treatment have taken place in recent years, all too often current treatments are less than effective, or patients relapse. Newer methods of cancer treatment, namely targeted therapy and immunotherapy, have generated great excitement in the scientific community. These newer methods of cancer treatment hold promise for patients who otherwise may have few options. This book describes the essential features of cancer treatments available to the general public in an engaging and stimulating manner, using the principles of health literacy. A simple, question/answer format and the use of illustrations, tables, charts, and boxes that highlight definitions, facts, and website links provide more detailed information.

Features:

  • Provides questions and answers about the characteristics of cancer, diagnosis, classifications, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapy, adoptive cell therapy, new developments, and more
  • Cites numerous in-text Web links to information at the National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute, journals, and other online sources
  • Uses animations, practical tips, charts and tables, figures, and photos to explain topics under discussion

1: Characteristics of Cancer
2: Why Genes Are Important
3: Why the Cell Cycle and Cell Signaling Are Important
4: The Process of Cancer Development
5: Diagnosis of Cancer
6: Classification of Cancers
7: Surgery
8: Chemotherapy
9: Radiotherapy
10: Hormone Therapy
11: Development of Targeted Therapy
12: Disadvantages of Targeted Therapies
13: The Immune System as It Relates to Cancer
14: Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors
15: Cancer Vaccines
16: Adoptive Cell Therapy
17: New Developments in Cancer Immunotherapy

David A. Olle

David Olle is a freelance medical and science writer. His areas of expertise include oncology, biostatistics, biochemical tests, human and animal nutrition, animal production and breeding, veterinary medicine, infectious diseases, and complementary and alternative medicine. He is also the author of Asthma (Mercury Learning).