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Essential Oncology of the Lymphocyte

  • Ian J. Forbes
  • Anthony S-Y. Leong

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Ian J. Forbes, Anthony S-Y. Leong
    Pages 1-7
  3. Ian J. Forbes, Anthony S-Y. Leong
    Pages 9-18
  4. Ian J. Forbes, Anthony S-Y. Leong
    Pages 19-24
  5. Ian J. Forbes, Anthony S-Y. Leong
    Pages 25-37
  6. Ian J. Forbes, Anthony S-Y. Leong
    Pages 39-60
  7. Ian J. Forbes, Anthony S-Y. Leong
    Pages 61-76
  8. Ian J. Forbes, Anthony S-Y. Leong
    Pages 77-89
  9. Ian J. Forbes, Anthony S-Y. Leong
    Pages 91-106
  10. Ian J. Forbes, Anthony S-Y. Leong
    Pages 107-114
  11. Ian J. Forbes, Anthony S-Y. Leong
    Pages 115-126
  12. Ian J. Forbes, Anthony S-Y. Leong
    Pages 127-141
  13. Ian J. Forbes, Anthony S-Y. Leong
    Pages 143-160
  14. Ian J. Forbes, Anthony S-Y. Leong
    Pages 161-170
  15. Ian J. Forbes, Anthony S-Y. Leong
    Pages 171-198
  16. Ian J. Forbes, Anthony S-Y. Leong
    Pages 199-207
  17. Ian J. Forbes, Anthony S-Y. Leong
    Pages 209-242
  18. Ian J. Forbes, Anthony S-Y. Leong
    Pages 243-287
  19. Ian J. Forbes, Anthony S-Y. Leong
    Pages 289-294
  20. Ian J. Forbes, Anthony S-Y. Leong
    Pages 295-344
  21. Ian J. Forbes, Anthony S-Y. Leong
    Pages 345-359
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 361-376

About this book

Introduction

This book has been written from two points of view: firstly, from the viewpoint of those who are involved in the diagnosis and treatment of lymphoid malignancies, who must meet the challenge of integrating the new biological insights into their knowledge of these diseases; and secondly, from the viewpoint of those who are involved in basic biological approaches to malignancy and immunology, who wish to know more about the function of the lymphoid tissues and their malignant diseases. Neoplasia of lymphocytes is a focus for considering many of the most important biological advances impinging on cancer in the past two or three decades, because malignant lymphoproliferative diseases offer unequalled opportunities for studying many aspects of cancer. We probably know more about lymphocytes than other normal cells because of the ease with which they can be obtained. For the same reason we probably know more about malignant lymphocytes. One or other aspect of most of the momentous advances in biology of the past two or three decades has implications for lymphoid malignancies: hybridoma technology and the use of monoclonal antibodies, gene technology, the understanding of oncogenes and growth factors in the control of growth and differentiation, insights into causation of cancer by potent tumour promoters such as the phorbol esters and by viruses, and knowledge of the control of growth function of lymphocytes themselves. Conversely, many of the advances in understanding lym­ phocytic leukaemias and lymphomas have implications for other cancers.

Keywords

cancer diseases lymphocytes lymphoma oncology tissue tumor

Authors and affiliations

  • Ian J. Forbes
    • 1
    • 2
  • Anthony S-Y. Leong
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.University of AdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.The Queen Elizabeth HospitalWoodvilleAustralia
  3. 3.Institute of Medical and Veterinary ScienceAdelaideAustralia
  4. 4.Department of PathologyUniversity of AdelaideAustralia

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