Chapter 4. Diagnosis and Treatment of Malignant Diseases

  1. Arthur B. Pardee2,3 and
  2. Gary S. Stein4
  1. F. Marc Stewart and
  2. Jessica A. Stewart

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470374252.ch4

The Biology and Treatment of Cancer: Understanding Cancer

The Biology and Treatment of Cancer: Understanding Cancer

How to Cite

Stewart, F. M. and Stewart, J. A. (2008) Diagnosis and Treatment of Malignant Diseases, in The Biology and Treatment of Cancer: Understanding Cancer (eds A. B. Pardee and G. S. Stein), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470374252.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Biological Chemistry, Harvard University, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA

  2. 3

    Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

  3. 4

    Department of Cell Biology, UMASS Memorial Cancer Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Author Information

  1. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 19 DEC 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470009581

Online ISBN: 9780470374252

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Keywords:

  • malignant diseases - diagnosis and treatment;
  • laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery assisted by use of robotics;
  • integrative medicine and evidence-based CAM approaches - alleviating stress and anxiety and reduce pain

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Surgery

  • Radiation Therapy

  • Proton Therapy

  • Drug Therapy

  • Targeted Therapy

  • Palliative Care and Integrative Medicine

  • Conclusions

  • Recommended Reading