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Cancer and Medicine in Historical Perspective

Milton J. Lewis

in Medicine and Care of the Dying: A Modern History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195175486
eISBN:
9780199999903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175486.003.0004
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter discusses the history of the approach of medicine to cancer, which is considered to be a paradigmatic example of medicine's great concern with advancing scientific knowledge. The ... More


Communication about coping as a survivor

Linda E Carlson and Barry D Bultz

in Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199238361
eISBN:
9780191730290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238361.003.0016
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

As medical cancer treatments become more and more successful, a growing cohort of cancer survivors is emerging. Maintaining effective communication with survivors poses a host of new challenges that ... More


Communicating about infertility risks

Zeev Rosberger, Jeanne Carter, Marie Achille, Barry D Bultz, and Peter Chan

in Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199238361
eISBN:
9780191730290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238361.003.0034
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Infertility is a consequence of many cancer diagnoses and/or treatments for both male and female patients. This is particularly true for those who require cancer treatment comprised of high-dose ... More


Methodological Issues Regarding Cancer Anorexia/Cachexia Trials

Russell K. Portenoy and Eduardo Bruera

in Issues in Palliative Care Research

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195130652
eISBN:
9780199999842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130652.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter reviews information regarding conducting and analyzing trials designed to test potential agents for alleviating cancer-related anorexia/cachexia. The information was derived from ... More


The pain clinic and palliative oncology

R.J. DUNLOP and J.M. HOCKLEY

in Hospital-based Palliative Care Teams: The Hospital/Hospice Interface

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192629807
eISBN:
9780191730061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629807.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

There are three services that a palliative care team may be specifically involved with: the pain clinic, radiotherapy, and medical oncology. This chapter reviews the contribution of these services to ... More


Exercise

Margaret L Mcneely and Kerry S Courneya

in Enhancing Cancer Care: Complementary therapy and support

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199297559
eISBN:
9780191730023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297559.003.0013
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Increasing attention has been directed towards survivorship issues for individuals diagnosed with cancer. Preliminary research has shown that appropriately prescribed exercise training programs are ... More


Communication about transitioning patients to palliative care

Josephine M Clayton and David W Kissane

in Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199238361
eISBN:
9780191730290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238361.003.0018
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Despite advances in anti-cancer treatments, most adult cancer patients still eventually die from their disease. For these patients, the goal of care changes from curative to palliative at some point ... More


Death

Peter Hoskin and Wendy Makin

in Oncology for Palliative Medicine

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192628114
eISBN:
9780191730115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628114.003.0027
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

One in every four people in the United Kingdom dies from cancer. This dreaded disease develops in over 50 per cent in the population aged 65 and above while more than 20 per cent of people aged 75 ... More


Enrolment in clinical trials

Richard Brown and Terrance L Albrecht

in Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199238361
eISBN:
9780191730290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238361.003.0020
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Despite recent advances, the five-year survival rates for many cancers remains low, and there is a continued need for research to improve cancer outcomes. Clinical trials represent the gold standard ... More


Palliative oncology

Peter Hoskin and Wendy Makin

in Oncology for Palliative Medicine

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192628114
eISBN:
9780191730115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628114.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

The aim of palliative care is to improve the quality of life through alleviation of tumour-related symptoms and prevention of the recurrence of these symptoms in the remaining life span of the ... More


The Need for Institutional Care for the Patient with Advanced Cancer: First published in Anniversary Volume, Cancer Institute, Madras (1964), pp. 1–8.

Cicely Saunders

in Cicely Saunders: Selected Writings 1958-2004

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570530
eISBN:
9780191730412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570530.003.0013
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

This article was published in a special anniversary volume of the Cancer Institute of Madras and advocates the ‘total care’ of terminally ill patients — the first use of a term that would later be so ... More


The Value of Progress against Cancer in the Elderly

Jay Bhattacharya, Alan M. Garber, Matthew Miller, and Daniella Perlroth

in Investigations in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226903132
eISBN:
9780226903163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903163.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter focuses more narrowly on progress in cancer treatment and cancer outcomes in the elderly. It considers four cancers (prostate, breast, colorectal, and lung) that together account for ... More


Cancer on Trial: Oncology as a New Style of Practice

Peter Keating and Alberto Cambrosio

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226428918
eISBN:
9780226428932
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226428932.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Until the early 1960s, cancer treatment consisted primarily of surgery and radiation therapy. Most practitioners then viewed the treatment of terminally ill cancer patients with heroic courses of ... More


Pharmacogenetics: One Patient, One Drug?

Donna Dickenson

in Me Medicine vs. We Medicine: Reclaiming Biotechnology for the Common Good

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159753
eISBN:
9780231534413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159753.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter focuses on the components and implications of pharmacogenetics, which refers to the relationship between heritable variations and individual differences in drug response. ... More


From “Nonentity” to Global Network: The Rise of a New Style of Biomedical Practice

Peter Keating and Alberto Cambrosio

in Cancer on Trial: Oncology as a New Style of Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226428918
eISBN:
9780226428932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226428932.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the rise of cancer treatment research. It begins by discussing Dr. Pierre Band's career as a chemotherapist and a cancer clinical trial specialist. It then describes briefly ... More


Joy, Disappointment, Determination: Early Clinical Tests

Lara V. Marks

in The Lock and Key of Medicine: Monoclonal Antibodies and the Transformation of Healthcare

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300167733
eISBN:
9780300213522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300167733.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter considers the development of monoclonal antibodies (Mabs) for cancer treatment. In the early 1980s, many scientists were optimistic that Mabs would defeat cancer. In 1982, John Minna of ... More


A Quiet Revolution: The Legacy of Monoclonal Antibodies

Lara V. Marks

in The Lock and Key of Medicine: Monoclonal Antibodies and the Transformation of Healthcare

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300167733
eISBN:
9780300213522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300167733.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses legacy of monoclonal antibodies (Mabs). Mab therapeutics are some of the best-selling drugs in the world today. As of 2012 there were over thirty Mab drugs on the world market. ... More


Oncopolitics? Reshaping Collaborative Research

Peter Keating and Alberto Cambrosio

in Cancer on Trial: Oncology as a New Style of Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226428918
eISBN:
9780226428932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226428932.003.0127
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the debates concerning the relations between the US cooperative oncology groups and the Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP) of the Division of Cancer Treatment (DCT). It ... More


Performing Closeness, Negotiating Family Relations, and the Cost of Cancer

Anna Lora-Wainwright

in Fighting for Breath: Living Morally and Dying of Cancer in a Chinese Village

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836825
eISBN:
9780824871093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836825.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the costs (medical costs, banquets and mourning costs) incurred by the cancer sufferer's nuclear and extended families in dealing with the illness by comparing Gandie's case ... More


American Medicine: The Quest for Competence

Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520088962
eISBN:
9780520922037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520088962.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

What does it mean to be a good doctor in America today? How do such challenges as new biotechnologies, the threat of malpractice suits, and proposed health-care reform affect physicians' ability to ... More


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