New Directions in Cancer Treatment

  • Ian Magrath

Part of the UICC International Union Against Cancer book series (UICCI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. New Directions in Cancer Treatment: An Overview

  3. Physical Approaches to Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. T. J. Kinsella
      Pages 31-52
    3. A. S. Lichter, B. A. Fraass, D. L. McShan, R. F. Diaz, R. K. TenHaken, C. Perez-Tamayo et al.
      Pages 53-84
    4. T. F. DeLaney
      Pages 93-116
  4. Chemotherapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. T. Philip, R. Pinkerton
      Pages 119-142
    3. A. Surbone, C. E. Myers
      Pages 166-190
    4. S. P. Ivy, R. F. Ozols, K. H. Cowan
      Pages 191-215
    5. V. Narayanan
      Pages 227-242
    6. G. Sarosy, L. Rubinstein, B. Leyland-Jones
      Pages 243-258
    7. N. H. Greig
      Pages 259-277
  5. Biological Approaches to Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. J. W. Clark, D. L. Longo
      Pages 297-316

About this book


During the last few decades, there has been a tremendous improvement in the treatment of cancer. There is evidence that this trend is continuing, based on the achievements re­ sulting from the combined efforts of clinicians and basic re­ search workers. This book is an example of such interaction and collaboration. It was prepared by authors representing both areas of work. Most of the work reported in this book is not merely theoretical, but has been experimentally successfully tested and sometimes applied clinically. This work has, however, not yet been generalized and practiced on a wide scale. Some of the results reported here relate to new aspects and open new horizons for future progress. This book will be of great value for both clinicians and basic research workers. VICC Treatment and Rehabilitation Programme ISMAIL ELSEBAI Chairman Preface The three main approaches to the treatment of cancer are surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. Today, all malignant neoplasms are managed by one or more of these modalities, with varying success rates depending on the type of tumor, its degree of spread, and the knowl­ edge and skill with which the treatment plan has been designed and executed. In the United States of America and in Europe, approximate­ ly half of all cancer is presently curable, but this has been the case for approximately 20 years.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ian Magrath
    • 1
  1. 1.National Cancer Institute, Lymphoma Biology Section, Pediatric BranchNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-19063-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-83405-9
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