Author: Pierre R. Band

Therapeutic Revolution The History of Medical Oncology from Early Days to the Creation of the Subspecialty

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ISBN: 978-1-60805-815-0 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-814-3 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2014
DOI: 10.2174/97816080581431140101

Introduction

Cancer is a disease responsible for several million annual deaths among humans, worldwide. However, advances in healthcare - which include breakthroughs in science and medicine as well as access to medical treatment - have improved the survival rate of cancer patients over the last few decades.

Therapeutic Revolution relates the story of one of the great scientific tales of the twentieth century: how the field of medical oncology was created and its subsequent development owing to medical and scientific breakthroughs. The book unfolds the pre-clinical and clinical concepts and innovations that led to the creation of the medical subspecialty now known as oncology.

Therapeutic Revolution is the first book ever written on the events that led to this subspecialty of internal medicine. It relates the recollection of key events obtained from interviews of the pioneers who laid the foundations of medical oncology, as well as the author’s own experience of the pre-specialty era of medical practice.

The book is essential reading for all readers interested in the history of cancer treatment and also serves as a historical primer for medical students learning oncology.

About the Author

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FOREWORD:

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Preface:

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The Author Introduces Himself

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From Dinosaurs to the Dawn of Chemotherapy: A Brief Overview

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World War II’s Legacy to Cancer

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The Immediate Post-World War II Years: Cancer Chemotherapy Spreads its Wings

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The Years of Creativity: 1953-1965. Pre-Clinical

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The Years of Creativity: 1953-1965. Clinical

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The Years of Creativity: 1953-1965. Cooperative Oncology Groups and Clinical Trials

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Combination Chemotherapy: The Road to Cure

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Tumor Growth

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Breast Cancer: 1. Hormonal Interventions: A New Era Begins

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Breast Cancer: 2. A Paradigm for Solid Tumor Chemotherapy

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Successes in Solid Tumor Chemotherapy: Three Key Examples

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From Mathematical Models to Palliative Care and Psycho- Oncology

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October 16, 1973

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Medical Oncology: An Extraordinary Odyssey

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Name Index

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Subject Index

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