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List of Contributors ix
Preface xv
Part I: Cancer and the Cancer Experience 1
1 Cancer and the Cancer Experience 3

Part II: Current Understanding of Cancer Biology 13
2 Cancer Biology and Pathology 15
3 Causes of Cancer: Genetic, Epigenetic, Viral, Microenvironmental, and Environmental Contributions to Cancer 53

Part III: A Cancer Diagnosis 75
4 Early Warning Signs 77
5 Importance of Imaging for Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer 89
6 Cancer Biomarkers 107
7 Molecular Diagnosis 123

Part IV: Navigating the Cancer Experience 145
8 Navigating the Cancer Experience 147

Part V: Clinical Dimensions to Cancer 167
9 Classification of Tumors, Their Frequency and Progression 169
10 Cancer Epidemiology: Identifying Cancer Risk 213

Part VI: Tumor Types 227
11 Breast Cancer: Unique Characteristics as Targets for Therapy 229
12 Prostate Cancer 245
13 Gastrointestinal Cancer 259
14 Lung Cancer 271
15 Pediatric Oncology 285
16 Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Myeloma 299
17 GU Oncology: Kidney, Urothelial, and Penile Cancer 317
18 Liver Cancer: Hepatocellular Carcinoma 327
19 GYN Oncology: Unique Characteristic Targets for Therapy in Gynecologic Cancers 345
20 Testicular Cancer 365
21 Head and Neck Cancer 379
22 Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors 395
23 Thyroid Cancer 415

Part VII: Treatment Options 445
24 Radiation Therapy 447
25 Radiation Therapy – The Patient Experience 463
26 Pain Management in Cancer 481
27 Complementary and Alternative Medicine 499
28 Gene Therapy 531

Part VIII: Patient Resources 553
29 Cancer-Center-Based Care 555
30 Supportive Care 563
31 Investigating Cancer Sentiments across Social Media 573

Part IX: The Path to Reducing the Cancer Burden: Prevention, Early Detection, Recovery, Survivorship 591
32 Cancer Genetics: Risk Assessment 593
33 Cancer Prevention: Diet, Nutrition, and Lifestyle 603
34 Cancer Survivorship 617
35 The Tools of Advocacy in Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, Recovery, and Treatment 621
Index 000

The thoroughly updated second edition of The Biology and Treatment of Cancer, now titled Cancer: Prevention, Early Detection, Treatment and Recovery, goes beyond reviewing the fundamental properties of cancer biology and the relevant issues associated with treatment of the disease. The new edition contains coverage of additional "patient centric" topics and presents cancer biology with selection of topics, facts, and perspectives written in easy-to-understand terms.
With contributions from noted experts, the book explores recent advances in the understanding of cancer including breakthroughs in the molecular and cellular basis of cancer and provides strategies for approaching cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment. The authors incorporate recent information on the genetic and epigenetic parameters of cancer biology and pathology with indications of emerging clinical applications. The text offers a unique guide to cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, and recovery for students, caregivers, and most importantly cancer patients. This significant book:
• Incorporates current insight into the genetic and epigenetic parameters of cancer biology and pathology and information on emerging clinical applications
• Contains contributions from leaders in cancer research, care, and clinical trials
• Offers an accessible guide to an accurate and balanced understanding of cancer and the cancer patient
• Focuses on the importance of cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, and survivorship
Written for medical students, students of cancer biology, and caregivers and cancer patients, Cancer: Prevention, Early Detection, Treatment and Recovery offers an authoritative overview of the challenges and opportunities associated with cancer biology, cancer research, and the spectrum of clinical considerations.

• Gary S. Stein, PhD, is the Director of the University of Vermont Cancer Center and the Perelman Professor and Chair of the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine. He is a Professor of Surgery and the Co-Director of the Northern New England Clinical and Translational Research Network.
• Kimberly P. Luebbers, MSHS, RN, BSN, OCN, is the Assistant Dean for Clinical Research Administration overseeing the Office of Clinical Trials Research and administration of the Clinical Research Center, University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine.