Encyclopedia of Cancer - Encyclopedia of Cancer (Hardback)Manfred Schwab (editor)
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The merging of different basic and clinical science disciplines towards the common goal of fighting against cancer has long ago called for the establishment of a comprehensive reference source both as a tool to close the language gap between clinical and basic science investigators and as a platform of information for students and informed laymen alike. The Encyclopedia of Cancer provides rapid access to focused information on all topics of cancer research for clinicians, research scientists and advanced students. Given the overwhelming success of the Second Edition, which appeared in 2009, and fast recent development in the different fields of cancer research, it has been decided to publish a third fully revised and expanded edition, following the principal concept of the first edition that has proven so successful.
Recent developments are seeing a dynamic progress in basic and clinical cancer science, with translational research increasingly becoming a new paradigm in cancer research. In particular, new approaches to both Personalized Cancer Medicine and Targeted Therapies have made promising progress. While the Second Edition featured scholarly contributions from approximately 1.000 scientists/clinicians in four Volumes, the Third Edition includes 1.300 contributors in 7 Volumes with an A-Z format of approx. 7000 entries. It provides definitions of common acronyms and short definitions of related terms and processes in the form of keyword entries. In addition, there are detailed 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. In the Third Edition, topical Essays present a comprehensive picture of major cancers, such as Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Renal Cancer, Lung Cancer, and Hematological Maligancies, Leukemias and Lymphomas. For each of these cancers, different authoritative Essays are included that cover topics ranging from Pathology, to Clinical Oncology and Targeted Therapies. This new feature should meet the expectance that a wide community has towards a major cancer reference works.
The Encyclopedia of Cancer will be accessible both in print and online, and this information source should be of value to both the clinical and basic scientific community as well as to the public.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 3984
Weight: 10063 g
Dimensions: 260 x 193 x 180 mm
Edition: 3rd ed. 2012
From the reviews of the third edition:
"It aims to be comprehensive and is targeted at clinicians, researchers, and advanced students. ... Entries are clear, well written, make use of appropriate diagrams and images, and are geared toward clinicians and researchers. ... The content of The Encyclopedia of Cancer is excellent ... . Highly recommended for libraries supporting doctors, hospitals, medical schools, researchers, graduate level students, and healthcare professionals." (Alisa Mizikar, Reference Reviews, Vol. 27 (1), 2013)
"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., Previous Director - International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyon, France.
"The Encyclopedia of Cancer is more than simply a reference book for cancer topics. It's a compendium of the achievements of numerous scientists who've toiled in the world. The thousands of entries are a blend of brief but comprehensive introduction to the up-to-date information about various cancers and cancer-related topics. I like the extensive cross-referencing and it is very useful to the readers. I am honored to contribute to this timely and exciting endeavor. The Encyclopedia of Cancer is a valuable resource for cancer investigation, which provides all-round information for basic, translational and clinical scientists in the area of cancer." William C.S. Cho, PhD, FIBMS, Chartered Scientist, Department of Clinical Oncology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong