Gastrointestinal Tract Cancer

  • Martin Lipkin
  • Robert A. Good

Part of the Sloan-Kettering Institute Cancer Series book series (SKICS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Biological Organization of Gastrointestinal Mucosa

  3. Individual and Familial Susceptibility to Gastrointestinal Malignancy: Immune Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Beatrice D. Spector, John H. Kersey, Robert A. Good
      Pages 51-70
    3. Norman T. Berlinger
      Pages 71-92
    4. Maxime Seligmann, Jean-Claude Rambaud
      Pages 119-141
  4. Individual and Familial Susceptibility to Gastrointestinal Malignancy: Environmental and Hereditary Factors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Joanna F. Haas, David Schottenfeld
      Pages 145-172
    3. Joanna F. Haas, David Schottenfeld
      Pages 173-206
    4. David Schottenfeld, Joanna F. Haas
      Pages 207-240
    5. Henry T. Lynch, Patrick M. Lynch
      Pages 241-274
    6. H. J. R. Bussey, Basil C. Morson
      Pages 275-294
    7. Nathan Lane, Cecilia M. Fenoglio, Gordon I. Kaye, Robert R. Pascal
      Pages 295-324
  5. Use of Experimental Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-325
    2. Takashi Sugimura, Takashi Kawachi
      Pages 327-341
    3. Morris S. Zedeck
      Pages 343-360

About this book

Introduction

In observing the development of modern scientific knowledge, many indivi­ duals have expressed concern over the rapid growth of information in various specialized disciplines. Over 100 years ago the first Secretary of the Smith­ sonian Institution, and more recently Dr. Vannevar Bush while proposing the modern expansion of the National Institutes of Health, both noted prob­ lems that prevented the proper utilization of information by individuals in medical and related scientific fields. These observations, tagether with con­ comitant implications of future difficulty, are particularly pertinent to the field of oncology. The rapid evolution of the latter discipline has largely been aided by the incorporation of concepts and methods developed over a long period of time, and drawn from a wide variety of other scientific fields. The large body of discoveries that have contributed to our current understanding of neoplasia, however, cannot be viewed as being made up of equal parts. They bring to mind Claude Bernard's view "des determinismes simples et complexes" in the physiological and biochemical regulation of bod­ ily functions. He was able to observe that the most important and basic of physiologic processes were destined to be fewer in number than those of less fundamental and more highly specialized purpose. He understood that in the future development of medical science, sturlies of the lauer would occupy much of the time and attention of investigators, and were likely to contribute much to scientific literature.

Keywords

Gastritis attention cancer colon colorectal cancer development evolution gastrointestinal cancer gastrointestinal tract growth health oncology regulation stomach

Editors and affiliations

  • Martin Lipkin
    • 1
  • Robert A. Good
    • 1
  1. 1.Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer ResearchNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-2442-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-2444-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-2442-3
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