Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412953979
  • ISBN-13: 9781412953979
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1616 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released December 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Overview

Cancer is big business. The race for the cure involves billions of dollars and has a presence in every region in the world. There are political, economic, legal and technological implications that impact society every day.

The Encyclopedia of Cancer & Society is the first multi-volume resource to define the issues that surround cancer and its effects on society. With more than 800 entries, these three volumes help students, practitioners, and researchers navigate through the terminology and concepts to better understand how cancer affects us way beyond the medical conditions that are regrettably more than obvious.

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"The resulting guide will serve general readers and students in both public and academic libraries." --Lawrence Looks at Books, January 2008

— Lawrence Looks at Books

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Other Frontmatter.
Introduction.
Reader’s Guide.
List of Articles.
List of Contributors.
Chronology.
1: Abbott Laboratories (United States).
2: Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania.
3: Acrylic Rubber and Fibers.
4: Adrenocortical Carcinoma, Childhood.
5: Adrenocortical Carcinomas.
6: Advertising (Drugs and Treatment Centers).
7: Aerospace Industry.
8: Afghanistan.
9: Age.
10: AIDS–Related Cancers.
11: Aids–Related Lymphoma.
12: Albert Einstein Cancer Center.
13: Alcohol.
14: Algeria.
15: Alk-Abelló (Denmark).
16: Allergan (United States).
17: Altana (Germany).
18: Alternative Therapy: Diet and Nutrition.
19: Alternative Therapy: Herbs.
20: Alternative Therapy: Manual Healing and Physical Touch.
21: Alternative Therapy: Mind, Body, and Spirit.
22: American Academy of Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology.
23: American Association for Cancer Education.
24: American Association for Cancer Research.
25: American Association of Medical Dosimetrists.
26: American Brain Tumor Association.
27: American Cancer Society.
28: American College of Gastroenterology.
29: American College of Radiation Oncology.
30: American College Of Surgeons.
31: American Joint Committee on Cancer.
32: American Lung Association.
33: American Psychosocial Oncology Society.
34: American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology.
35: American Society of Clinical Oncology.
36: American Society of Hematology.
37: American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.
38: Amgen (United States).
39: Anal Cancer.
40: Angola.
41: Antibiotics.
42: Anticancer Drugs as Carcinogens.
43: Argentina.
44: Armstrong, Bruce.
45: Asbestos.
46: Asian Diet and Cancer.
47: Aspirin.
48: Assisted Suicide.
49: Association for the Cure of Cancer of the Prostate.
50: Association of Cancer Online Resources.
51: Association of Community Cancer Centers.
52: Association of Freestanding Radiation Oncology Centers.
53: Association of Oncology Social Work.
54: Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses.
55: Astellas Pharma (Japan).
56: AstraZeneca (United Kingdom).
57: Astrocytoma, Childhood Cerebral.
58: Australia.
59: Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion.
60: Australian Society of Gynaecologic Oncologists.
61: Austria.
62: Automobiles.
63: Azerbaijan.
64: Bagshaw, Malcolm A..
65: Bailar III, John Christian.
66: Bangladesh.
67: Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.
68: Barr Pharmaceuticals.
69: Battery Acid.
70: Belarus.
71: Belgium.
72: Benin.
73: Beryllium.
74: Beta–Carotene.
75: Bicycles (Alternative Transportation).
76: Bile Duct Cancer.
77: Biogen Idec (Switzerland).
78: Biologic Therapy.
79: Bishop, J. Michael.
80: Bladder Cancer.
81: Bladder Cancer, Childhood.
82: Bolivia.
83: Bonadonna, Gianni.
84: Bone Cancer, Osteosarcoma/Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma.
85: Bone Marrow Transplants.
86: Brain Tumors, Adult.
87: Brain Tumor, Brain Stem Glioma, Childhood.
88: Brain Tumor, Cerebellar Astrocytoma, Childhood.
89: Brain Tumor, Cerebral Astrocytoma/Malignant Glioma, Childhood.
90: Brain Tumor, Childhood (Other).
91: Brain Tumor, Ependymoma, Childhood.
92: Brain Tumor, Medulloblastoma, Childhood.
93: Brain Tumor, Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma, Childhood.
94: Brazil.
95: Breast Cancer.
96: Breast Cancer and Pregnancy.
97: Breast Cancer, Male.
98: Bristol–Myers Squibb.
99: British Society for Haematology.
100: Broad–Spectrum Ultraviolet Radiation.
101: Brock, Norbert.
102: Bulgaria.
103: Burkina Faso.
104: Burnham Institute for Medical Research.
105: Burundi.
106: Calcium.
107: California Blood Bank Society.
108: Cambodia.
109: Cameroon.
110: Canada.
111: Canadian Association of Medical Oncologists.
112: Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology.
113: Canadian Association of Pharmacy and Oncology.
114: Canadian Cancer Society.
115: Canadian Oncology Societies.
116: Canadian Red Cross.
117: Canadian Society for Surgical Oncology.
118: Canadian Urologic Oncology Group.
119: Cancer Association of South Africa.
120: Cancer Center, University of Virginia.
121: Cancer Council Australia.
122: Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
123: Cancer Research Center of Hawaii.
124: Cancer Society of Finland.
125: Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program.
126: Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation.
127: Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, Inc..
128: Carcinoid Tumor, Childhood.
129: Carcinoid Tumor, Gastrointestinal.
130: Carcinoma of Unknown Primary.
131: Careers in Cancer Care.
132: Carson, Rachel.
133: Celgene (United States).
134: Cell Phones.
135: Central African Republic.
136: Cervical Cancer.
137: Chad.
138: Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
139: Chemical Industry.
140: Chemoprevention.
141: Chemotherapy.
142: Childhood and Cancer Risk.
143: Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation.
144: Childhood Cancers.
145: Chile.
146: China.
147: Chiron (United States).
148: Chlorine.
149: Chloroform.
150: City of Hope.
151: Clinical Oncology Society of Australia.
152: Clinical Trials.
153: Clothing.
154: Coal Industry.
155: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
156: Colombia.
157: Colon Cancer.
158: Colorectal Cancer, Childhood.
159: Commission on Cancer.
160: Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University.
161: Comprehensive Cancer Control.
162: Computer–Aided Anticancer Drug Design.
163: Congo, Democratic Republic.
164: Cosmetics.
165: Costa Rica.
166: Cost–Effectiveness vs. Cost Saving.
167: Cost of Therapy.
168: Côte d’Ivoire.
169: Cox–2 Inhibitors.
170: Cox, David.
171: Croatia.
172: CSL (Australia).
173: Cuba.
174: Cyprus Anti–Cancer Society.
175: Czech Republic.
176: Daiichi Sankyo (Japan).
177: Daily Life.
178: Dana–Farber Cancer Institute.
179: Danish Cancer Society.
180: DDT.
181: Degos, Laurent.
182: Denmark.
183: Deodorizers.
184: Detergents.
185: Deutsche Hämophilie Gesellschaft.
186: Developing Countries.
187: Diabetes.
188: Diesel Exhaust.
189: Diet and Nutrition.