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AuthorNery, R. author
TitleCancer [electronic resource] : An Enigma in Biology and Society / by R. Nery
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US, 1986
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Descript X, 436 p. online resource


For obvious practical reasons the subject of oncology has inยญ creasingly been becoming artificially subdivided, e.g. into epidemiology, experimental carcinogenesis, pathology, imยญ munology, genetics, and even microbiology. Most extant treยญ atments of the subject are multi-authored, even when they deal with just one of these various subdivisions. Moreover, the corresponding specialists have seen the cancer problem as one within the purview of their own calling. In nature, however, the problem is a unity: its immunology, biochemistry, genetics, and cell biology, for example, are closely interdependent. Conยญ sequently, its proper appraisal requires detailed examination of all of the major parts, but with the primary aim of a single-minded and hence unified survey of the whole. The present work is an offering in this direction. It is addressed specifically to all practising oncologists, whether clinical or exยญ perimental, and generally to all serious students of the growth of oncology and medicine from ancient to modern times


1 Outline of the Cancer Enigma -- 2 Historical Perspectives: Concepts -- 3 Historical Perspectives: Practices -- 4 Hormones and Cancer -- 5 Heredity and Cancer: Comparative Aspects -- 6 Heredity and Cancer: Human Aspects -- 7 Chromosomes and Cancer: General Principles -- 8 Chromosomes and Cancer: Human Aspects -- 9 Interpretations: Facts, Fancies and the Future in Oncology

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