Quest for the Cure, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 012420208X
  • ISBN-13: 9780124202085
  • DDC: 616.994490
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 108 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This original fourteen chapter book is a brief, slightly autobiographic tale of medical oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, and breast cancer patients in a well-established cancer center in Texas, who pursued the goal of cure for breast cancer. The evolution of improved outcomes in the treatment of microscopic metastatic breast cancer is also the story of the development of adjuvant chemotherapy for post-operative breast disease. The adjuvant therapy of breast cancer came about with the realization that this malignancy, when diagnosed in most patients, had spread beyond the confines of the primary cancer.Patient histories in the form of Case Studies are used to illustrate certain issues. Devoted to the development of the chemotherapeutic regimens that currently are used to treat patients with advanced breast cancer.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Anatomy of an Oncologist.
2: Milestones Along the Road to the Cure.
3: The Evolving Goal of Cure and Inflammatory Breast Cancer.
4: Adjuvant Therapy Advances.
5: Marching Forward.
6: Concluding Thoughts — Where Do We Stand in the Quest for the Cure?.
Milestones in Adjuvant Therapy.
Breast Cancer Stages.
Abbreviation Glossary.