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Cancer Chemotherapy: Concepts, Clinical Investigations and Therapeutic Advances

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Beschreibung

Experimental chemotherapy continues to be at the forefront of cancer thera peutics. Topics covered in the preceding volume on cancer chemotherapy in this series such as study of drugs by alkaline elution, the development of the antimetabolite tiazofurin, and the treatment of germ cell tumors have become informative references to current experimentalists and practitioners. In even earlier volumes, reviews of the platinum compounds, anthracyclines, and osteosarcoma represent topics associated with such rapid progress requiring a look back to provide the appropriate perspective. Similarly, we venture to predict that the topics in this volume will become useful landmarks for future drug development and disease strategies. In the area of drug development, what is being learned about old, estab lished antineoplastics is raising renewed expectations that it will be translated into improved applications and patient benefit. For example, we now have the ability to modulate the action of alkylating agents and fluorinated pyri midines to achieve greater sensitivity. A new compound for an old target, trimetrexate, an antifolate that does not polyglutaminate, will have a role not only in treatment of neoplastic diseases, but also protozoal infection.

Klappentext

Focus of these articles is on new advances such as the current status of trimetrexate, the ability to modulate the action of alkylating agents and fluorinated pyrimidines to achieve greater sensitivity, and the genetics of multidrug resistance in human tumors. Also addressed are the role of the nurs



Inhalt

I. Concepts.- 1. Alkylating agents: Mechanisms and modulation.- 2. Reduced folates and fluoropyrimidine antitumor efficacy.- 3. Laboratory aspects of multidrug resistance.- II. Initial clinical investigations.- 4. Multidrug resistance: clinical findings and implications.- 5. Current status of trimetrexate, a folate antagonist with antineoplastic and antiprotozoal properties.- 6. Daunomycin and doxorubicin LYM-1-drug conjugates for the treatment of malignant lymphomas.- 7. Phase I trials: Role of the nurse investigator.- III. Therapeutic advances.- 8. The role of chemotherapy in the treatment of squamous cell tumors of the esophagus.- 9. Systemic chemotherapy of transitional cell carcinoma of the urothelium.- 10. Nasopharyngeal cancer, undifferentiated type: The medical oncologist's viewpoint.- 11. Primary central nervous system lymphomas.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Cancer Chemotherapy: Concepts, Clinical Investigations and Therapeutic Advances
Editor:
EAN: 9780898383812
ISBN: 978-0-89838-381-2
Format: Fester Einband
Genre: Medizin
Anzahl Seiten: 238
Gewicht: 1190g
Größe: H15mm x B234mm x T156mm
Jahr: 1988
Auflage: 1989