Chapter 9. Clinical Challenges for Treatment and a Cure

  1. Arthur B. Pardee2,3 and
  2. Gary S. Stein4
  1. Eleni Efstathiou and
  2. Christopher J. Logothetis

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470374252.ch9

The Biology and Treatment of Cancer: Understanding Cancer

The Biology and Treatment of Cancer: Understanding Cancer

How to Cite

Efstathiou, E. and Logothetis, C. J. (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.ch9

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. Department of Genitourinary Medical Oncology, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, Houston, Texas, 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;
  • combination of chemotherapy with radiation;
  • pharmacogenomics developing means to optimize drug therapy and patient's genotype

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Therapeutic Modalities

  • Chemotherapy

  • Radiotherapy

  • Combined Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy

  • Targeted Therapy

  • Introducing New Therapeutic Agents in the Clinic

  • Pharmacogenomics in Cancer Treatment

  • Challenges of Treating Metastatic and Micrometastatic Disease

  • Future Promise: Toward Individualized Therapy

  • Recommended Reading