Easy to use: A-Z format provides quick access to relevant information in the form of standardized entries
Comprehensive: Over 7,000 entries, both keywords and detailed essays
Outstanding: Contributions by more than 1,000 leading authorities, 4 volumes, 4,000 pages, 800 images
Complete: Includes information of all biomolecules, types of cancer, pathways and therapies of great importance in the field
Extended: Includes information on the most important drugs in cancer in the world and its clinical implications
Convenient: Available both in print and as a fully searchable and hyperlinked electronic online edition
This comprehensive encyclopedic reference provides rapid access to focused information on topics of cancer research for clinicians, research scientists and advanced students.
Given the overwhelming success of the first edition, which appeared in 2001, and fast development in the different fields of cancer research, it has been decided to publish a second fully revised and expanded edition.
With an A-Z format of over 7,000 entries, more than 1,000 contributing authors provide a complete reference to cancer.
The merging of different basic and clinical scientific disciplines towards the common goal of fighting cancer makes such a comprehensive reference source all the more necessary, providing definitions of common acronyms and short definitions of related terms and processes in the form of keyword entries.
In addition to the keyword entries, there are detailed entries termed essays, which provide comprehensive information on syndromes, genes and molecules, and processes and methods.
Each essay is well-structured, with extensive cross-referencing between all entries.