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Treating Cancer With Immunotherapy And Targeted Therapy Book CoverTreating Cancer With Immunotherapy And Targeted Therapy

David Olle

ISBN: 9781683924500
Pub Date:  December 2019
Specs: 7 x 9   Paperback
Pages: 120
Price: $29.95


Treating cancer has always been a major challenge. Although great strides in treatment have taken place in recent years, all too often current treatments are less than effective, or patients relapse. Newer methods of cancer treatment, namely targeted therapy and immunotherapy, have generated great excitement in the scientific community. These newer methods of cancer treatment hold promise for patients who otherwise may have few options. This book describes the essential features of cancer treatments available to the general public in an engaging and stimulating manner, using the principles of health literacy. A simple, question / answer format and the use of illustrations, tables, charts, and boxes that highlight definitions, facts, and website links provide more detailed information.


Provides questions and answers about the characteristics of cancer, diagnosis, classifications, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapy, adoptive cell therapy, new developments, and more

Cites numerous in-text Web links to information at the National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute, journals, and other online sources. Uses animations, practical tips, charts and tables, figures, and photos to explain topics under discussion


1: Characteristics of Cancer. 2: Why Genes Are Important. 3: Why the Cell Cycle and Cell Signaling Are Important. 4: The Process of Cancer Development. 5: Diagnosis of Cancer. 6: Classification of Cancers. 7: Surgery. 8: Chemotherapy. 9: Radiotherapy. 10: Hormone Therapy. 11: Development of Targeted Therapy. 12: Disadvantages of Targeted Therapies. 13: The Immune System as It Relates to Cancer. 14: Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors. 15: Cancer Vaccines. 16: Adoptive Cell Therapy. 17: New Developments in Cancer Immunotherapy.


David Olle is a freelance medical and science writer. His areas of expertise include oncology, biostatistics, biochemical tests, human and animal nutrition, veterinary medicine, infectious diseases, and complementary and alternative medicine. He is also the author of Asthma (Mercury Learning).