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  • Natural Killer T cellsby Masaki Terabe; Jay A. Berzofsky

    Springer 2011; US$ 219.00

    This book will cover primary roles of NKT cells in immunity to cancer, in both mouse tumor models and cancer patients. There are several chapters describing general aspects of NKT cells. more...

  • Sphingolipids and Metabolic Diseaseby L. Ashley Cowart

    Springer 2011; US$ 219.00

    Current thinking holds that obesity derives primarily from overnutrition (though compelling arguments for other mechanisms, like endocrine disruption by environmental pollutants, also gain support from the literature). In animals, overnutrition is initially handled by adipose tissue expansion; however, exhaustion of this route of lipid sequestering... more...

  • Treatment and Prevention of Malariaby Henry M. Staines; Sanjeev Krishna

    Springer 2012; US$ 219.00

    Malaria has defeated previous efforts at eradication and remains a massive global public health problem despite being readily preventable and treatable. It is a devastating disease that also extracts huge economic costs from the poorest countries in endemic regions. Starting with an overview of the disease and its current political, financial and technical... more...

  • Thyroid Cancerby Glenn D. Braunstein

    Springer 2011; US$ 259.00

    The American Cancer Society recently estimated that about 45,000 new cases of thyroid cancer will be diagnosed in the United States, with three-quarters occurring in women. The overall 5-year survival rate is about 97 per cent, making it one of the least lethal cancers. We are experiencing an epidemic of well-differentiated thyroid cancer, in part... more...

  • GISTs — Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumorsby Elisabetta de Lutio di Castelguidone; Antonella Messina

    Springer 2011; US$ 159.00

    This book aims to provide a complete overview of the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). It has been conceived to be both a detailed guide for clinical practice and an updated reference for all those involved in the evaluation of GISTs imaging. The publication provides comprehensive descriptions of the full range of... more...

  • Surgery in the Multimodal Management of Gastric Cancerby Giovanni Manzoni; Franco Roviello; Walter Siquini

    Springer 2012; US$ 189.00

    Although there has been a slow but steady decrease in incidence, gastric cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Several aspects of the oncological and surgical management are still controversial and so gastric cancer represents a challenge for the surgeon. This book aims to delineate the state of the art in the surgical... more...

  • Treatment of Esophageal and Hypopharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinomaby Giovanni Manzoni

    Springer 2011; US$ 219.00

    Squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus has a lower incidence than other gastrointestinal tract cancer; however, there are many difficult issues related to the choice of appropriate therapy for these patients. In recent years, the use of multimodal treatment has greatly improved the prognosis of patients affected by this disease but several aspects... more...

  • Emergency Radiology of the Abdomenby Mariano Scaglione; Ulrich Linsenmaier; Gerd Schueller

    Springer 2012; US$ 269.00

    The term "acute abdomen" refers to a serious, often progressive clinical situation that calls for immediate diagnostic and therapeutic action. Today, diagnosis via imaging has basically replaced the physical examination in the emergency room and the Radiologist has become of primary importance in this setting. However, close co-operation... more...

  • Tumors of the Central Nervous System, Volume 4by M.A. Hayat

    Springer 2011; US$ 239.00

    This volume mainly contains information on the diagnosis, therapy, and prognosis of brain tumors. Insights on the understanding of molecular pathways involved in tumor biology are explained, which should lead to the development of effective drugs. Information on pathways (e.g., hedgehog) facilitates targeted therapies in cancer. Tumor models are also... more...

  • Materia Medica for Various Cancersby William C.S. Cho

    Springer 2011; US$ 239.00

    Cancer is one of the leading killers in the world and the incidence is increasing, but most cancer patients and cancer survivors suffer much from the disease and its conventional treatments' side effects. In the past, clinical data showed that some complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) possessed anticancer abilities, but some clinicians... more...