Chapter 5. Clinical Challenges for Treatment and a Cure

  1. Arthur B. Pardee2,3 and
  2. Gary S. Stein4
  1. Alan Rosmarin

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470374252.ch5

The Biology and Treatment of Cancer: Understanding Cancer

The Biology and Treatment of Cancer: Understanding Cancer

How to Cite

Rosmarin, A. (2008) Clinical Challenges for Treatment and a Cure, 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.ch5

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. Division of Hematology/Oncology and UMASS Memorial Cancer Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, 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:

  • clinical challenges for treatment and cure;
  • barriers to effective surgical treatment of cancer;
  • understanding cancer biology for accurate prognostication and focusing treatment on those who benefit most

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Essential Definitions: Remission, Cure, and Relapse

  • Goals of Cancer Treatment

  • Intrinsic Properties of Cancers that Affect Treatment

  • Barriers to Effective Surgical Treatment of Cancer

  • Barriers to Effective Treatment by Chemotherapy

  • Barriers to Effective Treatment by Radiation Therapy

  • Social Barriers to Effective Cancer Treatment

  • Summary