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Health & Fitness Cancer

Proceedings of the Tenth Canadian Cancer Research

edited by P.G. Scholefield

Publisher
University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Dec 1974
Category
Cancer, Research, Essays
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    ISBN
    9781487579494
    Publish Date
    Dec 1974
    List Price
    $27.95

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The Ninth Canadian Cancer Research Conference centred on multi-disciplinary approaches to the study of cancer. The sessions were organized around areas of current interest (the environment and cancer, present problems in cancer treatment), current areas of heightened interest (tumor viruses), and areas of hope for the future (chromosome structure and somatic cell genetics, antigenic and functional properties of cell surfaces).

 

 

 

The Canadian Cancer Research Conferences, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute of Canada, focus on multi-disciplinary approaches to the study of cancer and serve as an international forum for the presentation and discussion of new research into the problem of cancer. This collection of twelve stimulating and informative papers from the tenth conference is devoted to discussions of endogenous viruses, environmental carcinogens, tumor immunology, and chemotherapy. It should be not only valuable to the expert but within the grasp of the novice.

 

 

 

The following papers are included.

 

The role of herpes viruses in human cancer
HARALD ZUR HAUSEN

 

 

 

Genetics and evolution of RNA tumor viruses
G.S. MARTIN AND R.A. WEISS

 

 

 

Occurrence, properties, and interrelationships of leukemia and sarcoma viruses of the mouse
J.A. MCCARTER, J.K. BALL, AND P.K.Y. WONG

 

 

 

Record linkage for studies of environmental carcinogenesis
HOWARD B. NEWCOMBE

 

 

 

Transplacental carcinogenesis
A. KOESTNER

 

 

 

The use of DNA repair in the identification of carcinogens, precarcinogens, and target tissue
H.P. STICH, D. KIESER, B.A. LAISHES, AND R.H.C. SAN

 

 

 

Mechanisms of humoral tumor immunity in malignant melanoma
M.G. LEWIS

 

 

 

Immunotherapy for acute myelogenous leukemia
RAY POWLES

 

 

 

Pitfalls in tumor immunology
RICHMOND T. PREHN

 

Selection of regimens for clinical chemotherapy
THOMAS C. HALL

 

 

 

The measurement of the effects of anti-cancer agents
W.R. BRUCE

 

 

 

Some model systems in cancer chemotherapy
G.A. LE PAGE

About the author

P.G. Scholefield was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at McGill University.

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Editorial Reviews

'The present report of the 1971 Proceedings has been published by the University of Toronto Press and meets the very high standards established in previous publications. The Research Conference provides an important opportunity for cross fertilization of ideas among the participating scientists and the report will be equally important for others working in these fields.'

Norman C. Delarue, MD Canadian Family Physician

'The articles in the book are concise and informative. Most sections are illustrated, and the extensive reference lists following most of the papers could be extremely useful for further research.'

The Cancer Bulletin