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Human Malignancies

New Approaches to Diagnosis and Therapy

  • D. Drahovsky
  • B. Kornhuber
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Diagnosis

  3. Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. R. A. Reisfeld
      Pages 80-91
    3. W. G. Dippold, H. Bernhard, H. P. Dienes, K.-H. Meyer zum Büschenfelde
      Pages 92-97
    4. D. Schwabe, F. Maul, V. Gerein, J. Happ, G. Hör, B. Kornhuber
      Pages 119-131
    5. R. A. Reisfeld
      Pages 143-145
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 147-149

About these proceedings

Introduction

To scientists, oncology means research on the disease of cancer. The connection between basic research and clinical oncology, however, is not always very clear. Basic research sometimes appears to be an art that is practiced for its own sake and admired for its perfection. The clinician wishes to interpret the issues addressed by basic research, as he is eager to obtain answers to the questions that clinical oncology leaves open. These are, among others, questions as to the etiology and pathogenesis of neoplasma in human beings. In spite of all the technological advances during the past 10 years, the guidelines for new treatments of human leukemias and tumors are still unsatisfactory. The dialogue between researchers and clinicians must never cease, so that these questions can be formulated in such a way that science may be able to answer them. Both parties should cooperate whenever this is useful and possible. Prospectively planned clinical trials on the diagnosis and therapy of neoplasias offer a good opportunity for research involving patients. Tumor and/or blood tests run by reference laboratories on a great number of patients with the same diagnosis can lead to clinically relevant basic research. Using clinical studies in basic research programs permits us to trace missing pieces in the puzzle of cancer and put them into place.

Keywords

DNA childhood classification diseases imaging immunotherapy infection infections leukemia macrophages melanoma proteins tumor vaccine

Editors and affiliations

  • D. Drahovsky
    • 1
  • B. Kornhuber
    • 2
  1. 1.Zentrum der Biologischen ChemieUniversität FrankfurtFrankfurt/Main 70Germany
  2. 2.Zentrum der KinderheilkundeKlinikum der Universität FrankfurtFrankfurt/Main 70Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-73642-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-19219-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-73642-1
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