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Cancer

Experiments and Concepts

  • R. Süss
  • V. Kinzel
  • J. D. Scribner

Part of the Springer Study Edition book series (SSE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. R. Süss, V. Kinzel, J. D. Scribner
    Pages 1-12
  3. R. Süss, V. Kinzel, J. D. Scribner
    Pages 13-22
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    Pages 22-42
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    Pages 42-52
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    Pages 53-63
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    Pages 63-77
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    Pages 77-89
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    Pages 89-115
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    Pages 115-123
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    Pages 124-145
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    Pages 145-161
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    Pages 161-178
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    Pages 178-192
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    Pages 193-203
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    Pages 203-213
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    Pages 213-229
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    Pages 229-256
  19. R. Süss, V. Kinzel, J. D. Scribner
    Pages 257-257
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 257-285

About this book

Introduction

This book really ought to be read on vacation, just for enjoyment. Granted, cancer is, literally, a deadly serious matter, and cancer research is primarily a part of medicine with Hippocrates in its back­ ground. Yet, cancer research is also natural science, and as such it yields the joys and sorrows of any science. The cancer problem is also a brain teaser, a challenge for the curious. This introductory report on experimental cancer research is there­ fore directed to curious students of many disciplines: naturally to medical students, but also to chemists and physicists who have an interest in biological phenomena; biology students will surely en­ counter pr9blems peculiar to their field in what is supposedly a medi­ cal one. We have attempted to write without assumptions to a certain degree, for a chemist is essentially in over his head in medicine, and a physician has only the slightest idea of the chemical problems im­ portant in cancer research. We had no intention of giving a complete view of the field, and from the large number of different lines of development we have chosen only a few. Chemotherapy, as an ex­ ample, has been treated quite cursorily, along with RNA tumor viruses, although it is possible that just these subjects are especially important for human tumors. Tumor induction via radiation could only be mentioned in passing, in spite of its great practical significance; similarly the role of hormones was only intimated.

Keywords

Krebs carcinogenesis cell cell culture classification genetics heredity hormones leukemia liver mutagen prevention transplantation tumor tumor growth

Authors and affiliations

  • R. Süss
    • 1
  • V. Kinzel
    • 1
  • J. D. Scribner
    • 2
  1. 1.Experimental PathologyGerman Cancer Research CenterHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Chemical CarcinogenesisPacific Northwest Research FoundationSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-9841-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1973
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-90042-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-9841-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6234
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