Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancers: Indications and by K. Kian Ang MD PhD; Adam S. Garden MD

By K. Kian Ang MD PhD; Adam S. Garden MD

Lengthy verified as a staple reference for all radiation oncologists, Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancers: symptoms and methods is now in its 3rd variation. This thoroughly up-to-date version provides the state of the art protocols at the moment used on the M.D. Anderson melanoma middle and punctiliously explains the foundations, nomenclature, and medical use of intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). New full-color illustrations were further in the course of the booklet. the 1st part discusses the sensible elements of exterior beam remedy, brachytherapy, and endocavitary beam remedy and gives instructions on sufferer care sooner than and through radiotherapy. the second one part offers distinct insurance of site-specific symptoms and methods.

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A Quick Guide to Cancer Epidemiology by Paolo Boffetta, Stefania Boccia, Visit Amazon's Carlo La

By Paolo Boffetta, Stefania Boccia, Visit Amazon's Carlo La Vecchia Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Carlo La Vecchia,

A quickly consultant to melanoma Epidemiology is a perfect addition to Springer Briefs in melanoma learn. The short offers middle recommendations in melanoma epidemiology and likewise provides a photograph of the epidemiology of seventeen human cancers. The short goals to provide-with quantitative focus-estimates of the worldwide burden of neoplasms, of contemporary and certain destiny developments, distribution, factors and techniques for prevention for significant teams of cancers. ultimately, the short will supply an outline of severals elements that reason melanoma together with nutritional components, tobacco smoking, weight problems and alcohol consumption.

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Ovarian Cancer: Methods and Protocols (Methods in Molecular by John M. S. Bartlett

By John M. S. Bartlett

Over 100 well-respected scientists comprehensively assessment each element of the biology underlying ovarian melanoma and current a remarkably distinct selection of easy-to-follow equipment for illuminating simple mechanisms underlying all kinds of melanoma. right here trendy investigators will locate the broadest conceivable array of molecular biology innovations specifically designed to figure out not just tumor genetics, expression, and protein functionality, but additionally to explain the genetic mechanisms in which gene and immunotherapies could be perfected. flexible and complete, Ovarian melanoma tools and Protocols constitutes a veritable treasury of well-proven specialist tools that might aid uncomplicated scientists and medical researchers alike grasp the strong applied sciences required for powerful melanoma study this day.

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Palliative Care Nursing of Children and Young People by Rita Pfund, Elizabeth Boath

By Rita Pfund, Elizabeth Boath

"Children's palliative care is an evolving uniqueness and as such our wisdom base can't stay static. This ebook continuously demanding situations the reader to seriously learn their very own practices and ideology inside of an evidence-based framework and as such makes a important contribution to the becoming physique of data in this vital subject." - Susan Fowler-Kerry, within the Foreword. This ebook caters for readers from varied operating environments and degrees of expertise. it's excellent for paediatric nurses with out expert palliative care wisdom, and in addition for palliative care nurses without professional paediatric event. different healthcare execs and therapists operating with kids, children and their households also will locate this publication priceless. it is going to even be perfect for undergraduate and postgraduate overall healthiness and social care scholars, and pros excited about kid's hospices, neighborhood prone and charity teams. "This publication captures not only the speedily evolving proof base, but in addition as many present advancements as attainable and applies them in a significant option to the care of babies, youngsters, and teens dwelling with life-limiting affliction, and their households. It deals an summary of up to date concerns and is helping to stimulate the kind of discussion which could lead to the activities that would make a true distinction for the youngsters, teens and households in our care." - Rita Pfund, within the Preface.

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Single Agents in Cancer Chemotherapy by Robert B. Livingston, Stephen K. Carter (auth.)

By Robert B. Livingston, Stephen K. Carter (auth.)

The medical trials software of anti-tumor medications used to be all started by means of the nationwide melanoma Institute in 1955. long ago 15 years, this nationwide community has accrued a wide physique of information on all the well-known anti-tumor medicines in addition to upon new, experimentally promising brokers. whereas an important of those reports were released, there has remained a wealth of information no longer in general on hand to the medical group. Drs. Carter and Livingston haven't merely succeeded in organ~z~ng this huge corpus, they've got additionally analyzed and interpreted the medical facts in a fashion that would be hugely worthwhile for years yet to come. From a perusal of this quantity it turns into obvious that a few medications are extra energetic opposed to sure tumors than have been discovered; that the facts for the task of sure medications opposed to particular tumors is typically tenuous; unusually, that a few hugely lively brokers have by no means been attempted opposed to a number of the quite universal tumors. Their huge paintings has supplied not just entry to the not easy info, it has additionally proven the necessity for examine to fill in vital gaps in our wisdom. The authors and the IFI/Plenum Press are to be congratulated for this beneficial and critical paintings. C. Gordon Zubrod, M. D. medical Director for Chemotherapy nationwide melanoma Institute nationwide Institutes of healthiness Bethesda, Maryland v Acknowledgment The authors desire to thank Dr. C. Gordon Zubrod and Dr.

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Ciba Foundation Symposium 209 - Oligonucleotides as by CIBA Foundation Symposium

By CIBA Foundation Symposium

Using oligonucleotides as healing brokers rests upon their skill to intervene, in a sequence-specific demeanour, with the basic equipment of protein synthesis both via binding to the mRNAs transcribed from a gene or by way of binding on to a aim gene. This method can be utilized not just for inhibition of the synthesis of host proteins but additionally of these required by means of invading pathogens. strength healing functions are huge, immense, ranging over high blood pressure, heart problems, autoimmune disorder, important and different parasitic infections (especially HIV), and melanoma. This booklet discusses the chemistry and pharmacokinetics of oligonucleotides and their analogues, and surveys the result of structure-activity reviews and present scientific trials. It additionally seriously experiences the issues with antisense treatment, equivalent to the enzymatic destruction of oligonucleotides, the doses required for a healing reaction, the trouble in directing oligonucleotides to specific goal tissues and cells, the necessity for parenteral management, and doubts about the mechanism of motion (especially difficulties linked to non-specific binding to proteins) and long term results.


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Psycho-Oncology by Jimmie C. Holland, William S. Breitbart, Paul B. Jacobsen,

By Jimmie C. Holland, William S. Breitbart, Paul B. Jacobsen, Matthew J. Loscalzo, Ruth McCorkle, Phyllis N. Butow

Initially released through Oxford in 1998, Psycho-Oncology used to be the 1st entire textual content within the box and is still the premier this present day. Edited through a staff of prime specialists in psycho-oncology, spearheaded via Dr. Jimmie C. Holland, the founding father of the sphere, the textual content displays the interdisciplinary nature and international succeed in of this turning out to be box. completely up-to-date and built in collaboration with the yank Psychosocial Society and the overseas Psycho-oncology Society, the 3rd variation is a present, accomplished reference for psychiatrists, psychologists, oncologists, hospice employees, and social staff trying to comprehend and deal with the mental matters eager about the care of people with melanoma and the mental, social, and behavioral elements that give a contribution to melanoma danger and survival. New to this version are chapters on gender-based and geriatric matters and accelerated assurance of underserved populations, neighborhood dependent courses, and caregiver education and schooling.

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