© 2008

Targeted Cancer Therapy

  • Razelle Kurzrock
  • Maurie Markman

Part of the Current Clinical Oncology™ book series (CCO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Jennifer Wheler, Razelle Kurzrock
    Pages 1-19
  3. Barbara S. Craft, Stacy Moulder
    Pages 43-59
  4. Apostolia-Maria Tsimberidou, Michael J. Keating
    Pages 61-86
  5. Elias Jabbour, Jorge Cortes, Hagop Kantarjian
    Pages 87-99
  6. Scott Kopetz
    Pages 101-123
  7. David J. Stewart
    Pages 125-156
  8. Amanda Wedgwood, Anas Younes
    Pages 157-182
  9. Michael Davies, Sunil Patel, Kevin B. Kim
    Pages 183-211
  10. Yuhong Zhou, Raymond Alexanian, Michael Wang
    Pages 213-236
  11. Alfonso Quintás-Cardama, Hagop Kantarjian, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Jorge Cortes
    Pages 237-260
  12. Maurie Markman
    Pages 261-269
  13. Don L. Gibbons, Robert A. Wolff, Gauri Varadhachary
    Pages 271-287
  14. Amado J. Zurita, John F. Ward, Jeri Kim
    Pages 289-304
  15. Eric Jonasch, Nizar Tannir
    Pages 305-316
  16. Joseph Ludwig, Jonathan C. Trent
    Pages 317-334
  17. Vikas Kundra, Dawid Schellingerhout, Edward F. Jackson
    Pages 335-360
  18. David Hong, Lakshmi Chintala
    Pages 361-381

About this book


In the era of personalized medicine, cancer treatment has become a model for the use of targeted therapeutics. Leaving behind the "one size fits all" approach to cancer care, this book provides the practicing oncologist with an overview of the advances in treatment and an understanding of the implementation of new therapeutic agents. Targeted Cancer Therapy is divided into twenty chapters covering specific hematologic malignancies and solid tumors, targeted and functional imaging, and combination therapies. Each disease specific chapter includes up-to-date information on investigational and FDA approved therapies which will enhance the reader’s ability to prescribe effective drug regimens. This includes combinations of therapies and therapeutic modalities to overcome drug resistance.

In a rapidly changing field, this book will enable clinicians to improve their ability to practice personalized health planning, make early diagnoses, and select optimal drugs for each patient with predictable side effects and outcomes. Poised to change the landscape in oncology, Targeted Cancer Therapy is essential for practicing and academic physicians, fellows, and residents.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Razelle Kurzrock
    • 1
  • Maurie Markman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Investigational Cancer Therapeutics Division of Cancer MedicineThe University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterHouston
  2. 2.Department of Clinical ResearchThe University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterHouston

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Targeted Cancer Therapy
  • Editors Razelle Kurzrock
    Maurie Markman
  • Series Title Current Clinical Oncology™
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press, Totowa, NJ 2008
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-60327-423-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-60761-598-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-60327-424-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 446
  • Number of Illustrations 16 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Oncology
    Cancer Research
    Internal Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


From the reviews:

“Targeted Cancer Therapy provides an overview of recent advancements in therapy deriving from the implementation of new therapeutic agents. … this book represents a useful and stimulating publication. … the book has a scientific and cultural appeal for many other professionals interacting with patients with neoplastic disease. … we also suggest this volume to all students who want to grow into becoming protagonists in the new era of molecular medicine.” (Luigi Mansi and Andrea Vaccaro, European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Vol. 39, 2012)