Skip to main content

Encyclopedic Reference of Cancer

  • Reference work
  • © 2001


  • Easy to use: A-Z format provides easy access to relevant information in the form of standardised entries

  • Complete: Over 2000 entries, both keywords and detailed essays

  • Outstanding: Contributions by 224 leading authorities Convenient: Accompanying CD-ROM has complete content and is fully hyperlinked and searchable

  • Includes supplementary material:

This is a preview of subscription content, log in via an institution to check access.

Access this book

eBook USD 329.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever

Tax calculation will be finalised at checkout

Other ways to access

Licence this eBook for your library

Institutional subscriptions

About this book

This comprehensive encyclopedic reference provides rapid access to focused information on topics of cancer research for clinicians, research scientists and advanced students.
With an A-Z format of about 2000 entries, over 220 contributing authors provide a complete reference to cancer. The merging of different basic and clinical scientific disciplines towards the common goal of fighting cancer makes such a comprehensive reference source all the more necessary, providing definitions of common acronyms and short definitions of related terms and processes in the form of keyword entries. In addition to the keyword entries, there are detailed entries termed essays, which provide comprehensive information on syndromes, genes and molecules, and processes and methods. Each essay is well-structured, with extensive cross-referencing between all entries. The book is accompanied by a CD-ROM, which contains the full text and facilitates searches.

Similar content being viewed by others


Table of contents (1801 entries)

  1. A


From the reviews:

"The Encyclopedic Reference of Cancer is a landmark achievement in the domain of cancer research. I am pleased to have been asked to participate as it includes contributions from leading cancer experts world-wide. This reference book will set new standards and will be very useful for scientists and clinical oncologists alike." Paul Kleihues, M.D., Director - International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyon, France.

"This reference text is designed to close the language gap between clinical and basic scientists and provide basic information to students and the informed layperson. … The format is reader-friendly, consistent and well-presented. … the encyclopaedia is a useful reference text not only for clinical investigators but also for basic research scientists … and, as designed, an excellent reference for students. The book is accompanied by a useful CD-ROM … ." (Cancer Forum, Vol. 26 (2), 2002)

"The Encyclopaedic Reference of Cancer … spans a wide range of topics. The entries are divided into brief definitions and short essays and were written by an almost three hundred authors. Topics are accessed by looking up keywords; from a brief definition … further related entries can be identified by following links to highlighted keywords … . In many subject areas this system is comprehensive, allows effective coverage of a subject and greatly aids understanding of the notoriously complex and varied nomenclature of cancer." (Dr. A. Sinclair, European Journal of Cancer & Clinical Oncology, January, 2002)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Division Cytogenetics - H-0400, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany

    Manfred Schwab

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Encyclopedic Reference of Cancer

  • Editors: Manfred Schwab

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-540-30683-2Published: 21 September 2006

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXIII, 992

  • Number of Illustrations: 215 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Cancer Research, Molecular Medicine, Oncology

Publish with us