Oxford Textbook of Oncology

Oxford Textbook of Oncology

Biomed Q Phunnacother 1996;50:95 0 Elsevier. Paris Libri Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology. 183. Neutralization of Animal Viruses. NJ...

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Biomed

Q Phunnacother

1996;50:95

0 Elsevier. Paris

Libri

Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology. 183. Neutralization of Animal Viruses. NJ Dimmock. Springer-Verlag. Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, London. Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Barcelona, Budapest, 1995. This is the first comprehensive review of the neutralization of animal viruses for several decades, intended to provide a clear exposition of current knowledge and to outline avenues for future research. The approach is mechanistic; the aim is to understand the process of neutralization and, ultimately, to determine how neutralizing and/or protective antibody can be stimulated in vivo. Chapters discuss the ways in which neutralizing IgG, A and M affect the interactions of virus with its host cell, quantitative aspects of neutralization, neutralization by fragments of antibody, neutralization in vivo, and the evolutionary significance of the possession of neutralization sites. In addition. individual chapters are devoted to the neutralization of poliovirus, influenza virus and HIV.

Apoptosis in Hormone-Dependent Cancers. Ernst Schering Research Foundation Workshop 14. M Tenniswood, H Michna. Springer-Verlag. Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, London. Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Barcelona, Budapest. 1995. It is now widely accepted that cells have the ability to initiate a program of gene-directed death, a process called “apoptosis“ which may also be used as an innovative strategy for therapeutic intervention in cancer therapy. Experts in this area report on the regulation and control of apoptosis in hormone dependent (neoplastic) tissue and the possibility to exploit active cell death for therapeutic application. Oxford Textbook of Oncology. M Peckham, B Pinedo, U Veronesi. Oxford University Press. Oxford. 1995. The Oxford Textbook of Oncology is a landmark reference resource for practicing and trainee oncologists. It combines the experience of the world’s leading cancer experts with an unsurpassed integration of basic science and clinical practice. It is the first to present oncology from an international perspective rather than from the narrow view of a single area or country, and has 330 contributors drawn from Europe, North America and Australia.

This book is totally comprehensive, and holistic in approach. It covers advances in molecular mechanisms through to issues in cancer in society and support systems for cancer patients and their families. There is full coverage of all methods of diagnosis. including new molecular technology. There are unique sections on cancer in the elderly; the quality of life, and economic aspects of treatment, and the medical and surgical complications of cancer and its treatment. It sets new standards for publishing in oncology, offering a ground-breaking innovative approach to the field combined with the quality, accuracy, and intellectual rigour you have come to expect from the vvorld’s most prestigious reference publisher. The Oxford Texthook qf Oncology is the first major oncology text to provide a fully integrated approach: as well as strong introductory scientific sections. each clinical section discusses relevant scientific issues. Here is the definitive oncology reference for this decade and beyond. It has been designed with one purpose: to help you improve the effectiveness of the care you give your patients. It is an essential purchase for every medical oncologist. radiologist, surgical oncologist, pathologist. and other physicians engaged in the care of cancer patients. as well as trainees in these areas.

Endocrine Imaging. CB Higgins. W Auffermann. Georg Thieme Verlag. Stuttgart, New York, 1995. This book is dedicated to imaging of endocrine diseases. Successively pituitary. thyroid. parathyroid, adrenal, pancreas. testis and ovary pathologies are described with two chapters about carcinoid and multiple endocrine neoplasia. and two other chapters about quantification of osteoporosis and PET in endocrine diseases. When it is possible with each gland anatomy, endocrinology, radiography, ultrasound, computed tomography, nuclear medicine are described, and at the end of the chapter a radiologist’s view and a surgeon’s views are exposed. This multi-authored book is written by 66 competent and renowned authors from United States. Germany, Italy, Sweden and Japan. The basic modern imaging techniques are clearly described. This book can be recommended. of course to radiologists, but also to endocrinologists, gynecologists and surgeons.