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Treating Cancer with Immunotherapy and Targeted Therapy Edition 2

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March 2022
9781683927549
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  • Publisher
    Mercury Learning and Information
  • Published
    22nd March
  • ISBN 9781683927549
  • Language English
  • Pages 150 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
  • Images illus
$34.95
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March 2022
9781683927532
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  • Publisher
    Mercury Learning and Information
  • Published
    9th March
  • ISBN 9781683927532
  • Language English
  • Pages 150 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
  • Images illus
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March 2022
9781683927525
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  • Publisher
    Mercury Learning and Information
  • Published
    9th March
  • ISBN 9781683927525
  • Language English
  • Pages 150 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
  • Images illus
$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. Using the principles of health literacy, this updated edition includes many new therapies and describes the essential features of cancer treatments available to the general public in an engaging and stimulating manner. 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 many new therapies and includes 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 in Understanding Cancer
3: Why the Cell Cycle and Cell Signaling Are Important for Cancer Development
4: The Process of Cancer Development
5: Diagnosis of Cancer
6: Classification of Cancers
7: Surgery
8: Chemotherapy
9: Radiotherapy
10: Hormone Therapy
11. Additional Therapies
12: Development of Targeted Therapy
13: Limitations of Targeted Therapies
14: The Immune System As It Relates to Cancer
15: Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors
16: Cancer Vaccines
17: Adoptive Cell Therapy
18: New Developments in Cancer Immunotherapy
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David A. Olle

David Olle is a freelance medical and science writer. He has a varied background, including literature searches, professional book reviewing, writing essays for encyclopedias, articles for online organizations, and maintaining a website. This is his fifth book on medical topics.

cancer; treatment; immunotherapy; targeted therapy; chemotherapy; radiation; adoptive cell therapy; hormone therapy; surgery; immune system