Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

  3. Combined Modularized Therapies for Metastatic Tumors: Pointing to Central Problems of Communication Among ‘Systems Participators’ in Tumors

  4. Social Engineering: Biomodulation, Either Endogenously Initiated or by Implementation of Non-normative Boundary Conditions

  5. The Tumors’ Normativity: Reconstructing and Operationalizing Starting Points for an Evolution Theory

  6. Evolution Theory

About this book

Introduction

Combined modularized therapies for metastatic cancer are pointing to central problems of communication among ‘systems participators’. A communication theory explains 'social engineering', endogenously induced or by implementing non-normative boundary conditions. Evolution-adjusted tumor pathophysiology is borne by an evolution theory, which contrasts narrative evolution histories. The tool of rationalizations constituting the tumor's normativity (inflammation, immune response etc.) represents the non-genomic counterpart of the tumor genome and should be additionally assessed during tumor staging. Evolution-adjusted tumor pathophysiology allows implementing applied systems biology, a novel clinical and pharmaceutical technology for bioengineering tumor response and personalizing tumor therapy. Combined modularized therapy, evolution-adjusted tumor pathophysiology, and ‘universal’ biomarkers concertedly address genetically based tumor heterogeneity.

Keywords

Biomodulatory tumor therapy Communication theory Evolution theory Philosophy Tumor pathophysiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Albrecht Reichle
    • 1
  1. 1., Department of Hematology and OncologyUniversity Hospital RegensburgRegensburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6866-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-6865-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-6866-6
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