Principles of Cancer Biotherapy

  • Robert K. Oldham

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Robert K. Oldham
    Pages 1-15
  3. Robert Radinsky, Sharon L. Aukerman, Isaiah J. Fidler
    Pages 16-38
  4. Kapil Mehta, Bharat B. Aggarwal
    Pages 51-77
  5. Robert K. Oldham
    Pages 78-92
  6. G. Mathé, S. Orbach-Arbouys
    Pages 141-178
  7. George C. Fareed, Lynn E. Spitler
    Pages 179-191
  8. Richard V. Smalley, Robert K. Oldham
    Pages 192-210
  9. Walter Lewko, Richard V. Smalley, Robert K. Oldham
    Pages 211-265
  10. Richard V. Smalley, David Goldstein, Ernest C. Borden
    Pages 266-283
  11. Robert O. Dillman
    Pages 284-317
  12. Lynn E. Spitler
    Pages 318-337
  13. Robert K. Oldham, Kenneth A. Foon
    Pages 338-347
  14. Hazel B. Breitz, Paul L. Weiden, Alan R. Fritzberg, John M. Reno, Paul G. Abrams
    Pages 348-368
  15. Robert K. Oldham
    Pages 387-422
  16. George Morstyn, Maryann Foote, Jeffrey Crawford, Veronique Trillet-Lenoir, Darryl Maher, Dianne Tomita et al.
    Pages 423-431
  17. Katharine A. Whartenby, Aizen J. Marrogi, Scott M. Freeman
    Pages 447-462
  18. Robert K. Oldham, Scott Ebbinghaus, M. Ernest Marshall
    Pages 463-492
  19. Robert K. Oldham
    Pages 493-497
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 498-502

About this book


At the time of the first edition of Principles of Cancer Biotherapy, this book represented the first comprehensive textbook on biological therapy. Whereas in 1991, when the second edition was published, there was still some doubt on the part of many oncologists and cancer researchers as to the therapeutic value of these new approaches, it is now generally agreed that biopharmaceuticals are producing major opportunities for new cancer therapies. Cancer biotherapy has truly matured into the fourth modality of cancer treatment. The third edition is now needed as a result of the tremendous progress that has been made in recent years using biologicals in cancer treatment.
The book summarizes an evolving science and a rapidly changing medical practice. As we near the millennium, it now becomes possible to envision a much more diversified system of cancer research and treatment that will afford greater opportunities for patients. Some forms of cancer biotherapy use the strategy of tumour stabilization and control through continued biological therapy, akin to the use of insulin in the treatment of diabetes.
This textbook illustrates new methods of thinking and new strategies for control of cancer. It is always difficult to move from past dogma to future opportunity, but this third edition of Principles of Cancer Biotherapy illustrates why it is so important to the patients, for researchers and clinicians to explore and apply these new opportunities in cancer biotherapy.


cancer cancer treatment cell clinical trial cytokines gene therapy hematology immunotherapy interferon metastasis oncology pathogenesis stem cell transplantation tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert K. Oldham
    • 1
  1. 1.Biological Therapy Institute FoundationFranklinUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6501-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0029-5
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