Table of Contents

Part 1. Chemotherapy.
Plant-Derived Natural Products as Anticancer Agents.
The Vinca Alkaloids.
Taxanes and Epothilones in Cancer Treatment.
Alkylating Agents.
Anthracyclines and Anthracenediones.
Topoisomerase I Inhibitors The Camptothecins Folate Antagonists.
Platinum Complexes for the Treatment of Cancer.
Hormonal Therapy in Cancer.
Effects of Cancer Chemotherapy on Gonadal Function.
Part 2. Biological Therapy.
Cytokines in the Treatment of Cancer.
Antibody Based Therapies for Solid Tumors.
Cancer Vaccines.
Adoptive Immunotherapy of Cancer Using Autologous Lymphocytes.
Oncolytic Virotherapy of Cancer.
Part 3. Other.
Protein Kinase Inhibitors.
Inhibitors of Tumor Angiogenesis.
Transcatheter Management of Neoplasms.
Tumor Stem Cells Therapeutic Implications of a Paradigm Shift in Multiple Myeloma.
Part 4. Hyperthermia.
Induced Hyperthermia in the Treatment of Cancer.
Part 5. Supporting Measures.
Hematologic Support of the Patient with Malignancy.
Current Status of BoneMarrow Transplantation for Treatment of Cancer.
Pain Management in Cancer Patients.
Management of Nausea and Vomiting in Cancer Patients.
Nutrition in the Management of the Cancer Patient.
Predictive Value of IFN-y-Induced Indoleamine 2 3 Dioxygenase IDO Expression in Cancer Patients. This book represents a comprehensive description and evaluation of the most up-to-date approaches to cancer management. Each chapter, prepared by leading basic researchers and clinicians, provides an in depth description of a specific method for cancer management. The chemotherapy section of the book is updated to include the newest drugs as well as those currently in development. Organized by drug class, this section provides the latest information on most drugs, including their mechanisms of action, interactions with other agents, toxicities, side effects, and mechanisms of resistance. The b.