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The Resource Understanding breast cancer : cell biology and therapy : a visual approach, Joel D. Pardee, (electronic book)

Understanding breast cancer : cell biology and therapy : a visual approach, Joel D. Pardee, (electronic book)

Label
Understanding breast cancer : cell biology and therapy : a visual approach
Title
Understanding breast cancer
Title remainder
cell biology and therapy : a visual approach
Statement of responsibility
Joel D. Pardee
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The mysterious disease of cancer, including breast cancer, has plagued mankind since the dawn of recorded history. Regarding the elusive cause of the disease, the "Father of Medicine," Hippocrates of Athens (460-377 bc), wrote that, "For instability is characteristic of the humours and so they may be easily altered by nature and by chance." The enigma has persisted until today. In 1971, then President Richard Nixon signed the National Cancer Act and declared a "War on Cancer." He believed the counsel of scientists and physicians that if sufficient resources were committed to the fight, cancer could be virtually eliminated within 5 years. The prophesy failed. Although mortality from a few cancers, most notably leukemias, has been significantly reduced, carcinomas, cancers of the epithelium, which account for 80% of cancer deaths, remain unchanged. While tremendous advances have taken place in our understanding of the molecular and cellular mechanisms operant in cancer, it has proven exceedingly difficult to prevent the occurrence or to halt the progress of the disease. The very best therapy remains early detection while the primary tumor is small and localized to a single site, followed by removal of the offending growth by surgery and/or radiation. The great challenge of finding a cure confronts us yet, and it is effective intervention at the molecular level that offers our best hope. We still must find the "magic bullet."
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Cataloging source
CaBNvSL
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Pardee, Joel D
Dewey number
616.99449
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC280.B8
LC item number
P278 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • abstracts summaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Colloquium series on the cell biology of medicine
Series volume
5
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Breast
Target audience
specialized
Label
Understanding breast cancer : cell biology and therapy : a visual approach, Joel D. Pardee, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 39-40)
Color
multicolored
Contents
The problem of cancer -- How carcinomas become lethal -- Stage I, transformation -- Stage II, invasion -- Stage III, metastasis -- Stage IV, disseminated disease -- Breast cancer -- Early warning -- Tumor growth -- Mammary gland anatomy -- Normal ductal epithelium -- Transformation, stage I -- Invasion, stage II -- Micrometastasis -- Breast cancer and estrogen -- Point of attack -- The estrogen receptor -- Treating breast cancer -- Premenopausal estrogen receptor positive breast cancer -- Primary tumor without metastatic disease -- Premenopausal breast cancer: relapse with metastatic disease -- Conclusion -- References
Control code
201012CBM004
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 electronic text (xii, 40 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781615040766
Other physical details
ill., digital file
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Understanding breast cancer : cell biology and therapy : a visual approach, Joel D. Pardee, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 39-40)
Color
multicolored
Contents
The problem of cancer -- How carcinomas become lethal -- Stage I, transformation -- Stage II, invasion -- Stage III, metastasis -- Stage IV, disseminated disease -- Breast cancer -- Early warning -- Tumor growth -- Mammary gland anatomy -- Normal ductal epithelium -- Transformation, stage I -- Invasion, stage II -- Micrometastasis -- Breast cancer and estrogen -- Point of attack -- The estrogen receptor -- Treating breast cancer -- Premenopausal estrogen receptor positive breast cancer -- Primary tumor without metastatic disease -- Premenopausal breast cancer: relapse with metastatic disease -- Conclusion -- References
Control code
201012CBM004
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 electronic text (xii, 40 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781615040766
Other physical details
ill., digital file
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote

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