Encyclopedic Reference of Cancer

Editors: Schwab, Manfred (Ed.)

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This comprehensive encyclopedic reference provides rapid access to focused information on topics of cancer research for clinicians, research scientists and advanced students.
With an A-Z format of about 2000 entries, over 220 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. The book is accompanied by a CD-ROM, which contains the full text and facilitates searches.

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From the reviews:

"The Encyclopedic Reference of Cancer is a landmark achievement in the domain of cancer research. I am pleased to have been asked to participate as it includes contributions from leading cancer experts world-wide. This reference book will set new standards and will be very useful for scientists and clinical oncologists alike." Paul Kleihues, M.D., Director - International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyon, France.

"This reference text is designed to close the language gap between clinical and basic scientists and provide basic information to students and the informed layperson. … The format is reader-friendly, consistent and well-presented. … the encyclopaedia is a useful reference text not only for clinical investigators but also for basic research scientists … and, as designed, an excellent reference for students. The book is accompanied by a useful CD-ROM … ." (Cancer Forum, Vol. 26 (2), 2002)

"The Encyclopaedic Reference of Cancer … spans a wide range of topics. The entries are divided into brief definitions and short essays and were written by an almost three hundred authors. Topics are accessed by looking up keywords; from a brief definition … further related entries can be identified by following links to highlighted keywords … . In many subject areas this system is comprehensive, allows effective coverage of a subject and greatly aids understanding of the notoriously complex and varied nomenclature of cancer." (Dr. A. Sinclair, European Journal of Cancer & Clinical Oncology, January, 2002)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Encyclopedic Reference of Cancer
Editors
  • Manfred Schwab
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eReference ISBN
978-3-540-30683-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 992
Number of Illustrations and Tables
215 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour
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