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TitleProgress in Anti-Cancer Chemotherapy [electronic resource] / edited by David Khayat, Gabriel N. Hortobagyi
ImprintParis : Springer Paris : Imprint: Springer, 2000
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-2-8178-0920-5
Descript X, 270 p. 6 illus. online resource

SUMMARY

This is the fourth volume of our series Progress in Anti-cancer Therapy. For the past four years we have taken the challenge to select each year, some of the most interesting topics on the wide field of oncology. As usual, this volume continues the tradition and covers five cancers (breast, prostate, bladder, lymยญ phoma and ovarian), the role of HIV and HTLV in cancer, as well as some deveยญ lopmental pharmacology and behavioral issues. This year, we have particularly focused our attention on one of the most comยญ mon (although rarely addressed) cancer accounting for more than 315,00 newly diagnosed cases and 41,000 cancer-related deaths annually (Landis SH et al., 1999) : prostate cancer. Five chapters address some of the issues concerning this disease. The chapยญ ter by Schroder describes the hopes and pitfalls of early detection of prostate cancer. It reviews the literature on screening studies that have been performed both in the US and in Europe. These studies suggest that cancer mortality could be reduced by screening for prostate cancer, mostly through PSA testing. However, the effectiveness of early detection still needs to be definitely confirยญ med and ongoing randomized studies are described, the results of which will probably help the medical community determine the worth of PSA-based screeยญ ning for prostate cancer. On the same hand, the paper from von Eschenbach is reviewing the clinical problems that are related this disease


CONTENT

Lessons from Translational Research in Oncology -- Progress in Cancer Biology and Developmental Therapeutics -- Update in Clinical Management of Genitourinary malignancies -- Clinical Progress in Breast Cancer -- Psycho-sexual Issues in Oncology


Medicine Cancer research Oncology Medicine & Public Health Oncology Cancer Research



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