Scientific Basis of Cancer Chemotherapy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780433203506, 9781483281001

Scientific Basis of Cancer Chemotherapy

1st Edition

Editors: Georges Mathé
eBook ISBN: 9781483281001
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1969
Page Count: 108
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Description

Scientific Basis of Cancer Chemotherapy focuses on methods and approaches in the treatment of cancer, including detection, chemotherapeutic agents, and hormonal therapy.
The selection first offers information on the detection of anti-cancer agents through screening tests and extracellular factors affecting the response of tumors to chemotherapeutic agents. Discussions focus on induced and transplanted tumors, alkylating agents, anti-folics, rate of excretion, dosage regimen, and extra-cellular deactivation. The text then elaborates on intracellular factors influencing the response of tumors to chemotherapeutic agents and chemotherapy and immune reactions.
The publication ponders on dose schedules and modes of administration of chemotherapeutic agents in man and the methodology of controlled clinical trials. Topics include toxicity study in animals and clinical pharmacology; classification of chemotherapeutic agents according to their mechanism of action; and classical methodology. The book also takes a look at the biological basis of hormonal therapy of cancer and chemotherapy in the strategy of cancer treatment. The selection is highly recommended for health professionals and readers interested in cancer chemotherapy.

Table of Contents


Contents

Anti-Cancer Agents. Their Detection by Screening Tests and their Mechanism of Action

Extracellular Factors Affecting the Response of Tumors to Chemotherapeutic Agents

Intracellular Factors Influencing the Response of Tumors to Chemotherapeutic Agents

Dose Schedules and Modes of Administration of Chemotherapeutic Agents in Man

The Methodology of Controlled Clinical Trials

Biological Basis of Hormonal Therapy of Cancer

Operational Research in Cancer Chemotherapy. Chemotherapy in the Strategy of Cancer Treatment

Details

No. of pages:
108
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 1969
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9781483281001

About the Editor

Georges Mathé