Encyclopedia of Cancer - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780122275555, 9780080547886

Encyclopedia of Cancer

2nd Edition

Editors: Joseph Bertino
Hardcover ISBN: 9780122275555
eBook ISBN: 9780080547886
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 3rd July 2002
Page Count: 2306


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Since the publication of the first edition of the Encyclopedia of Cancer, an amazing amount of new information has been disseminated in the field of cancer research. This second edition strives to capture the advances occurring in the etiology, prevention, and treatment of cancer, from basic science to clinical application. By providing concise expositions on a broad range of topics, the Encyclopedia is an excellent resource for those seeking information beyond their specific areas of expertise. Written by a distinguished panel of authors, entries cover a variety of aspects of cancer such as oncology, immunology, epidemiology, gene therapy, oncogenes/tumor suppressor genes, and pharmacology. This outstanding reference is essential for anyone involved in the study or treatment of cancer.

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Key Features

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* Covers all aspects of cancer, segueing from basic science to clinical topics

  • Includes an additional volume to incorporate all the new advances in the etiology, prevention, and treatment of cancer made since the first edition
  • Convenient organization employs standard entry format for quick and easy reference
  • Extensive cross-referencing provides reader with broader range of knowledge
  • Contributions solicited from among the top names in a variety of fields


Cancer researchers, oncologists, hematologists, and postdoctoral fellows in these areas.


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About the Editor

Joseph Bertino

Dr. Joseph R. Bertino is the Associate Director of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, at the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine in New Brunswick, and a distinguished Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology in the UMDNJ system. Prior to assuming this position in January 2002, Dr. Bertino served as Chairman of the Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics Program at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York (1986-2002). He has also been an American Cancer Society Professor since 1976.Dr. Bertino is an active reseacher and has received several awards and honors for his accomplishments, including the Rosenthal Award from the American Association of Clinical Research, the Karnofsky Award from the American Society for Clinical Oncology, and the American Cancer Society Medal of Honor. He is also a past president of both the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research.

Affiliations and Expertise

Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine, New Brunswick, U.S.A.


@qu:"Amazingly comprehensive, this set is highly recommended for all readers seeking information about cancer." @source:—J.M. Coggan for CHOICE (2002)

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