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Chemotherapy

Volume 1 Clinical Aspects of Infections

  • J. D. Williams
  • A. M. Geddes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. William Brumfitt
    Pages 1-2
  3. David Owen
    Pages 3-6
  4. E. Quinn, F. Cox, K. Burch, E. Fisher, T. Madhavan
    Pages 31-36
  5. Edmund C. Tramont, Malcolm S. Artenstein
    Pages 37-42
  6. William J. Holloway
    Pages 59-68
  7. Gerald P. Bodey, Victorio Rodriguez, Manuel Valdivieso, Ronald Feld, K. B. McCredie
    Pages 69-80
  8. Stephen C. Schimpff
    Pages 81-86
  9. Jean Klastersky
    Pages 87-92
  10. Harold Gaya, Beryl Jameson, Roderick A. Storring
    Pages 93-98
  11. G. Pacilio, D. Caruso, R. De Domenico, L. Campanella
    Pages 109-110
  12. P. C. Vincent, F. Jennis, R. Hilmer, Sharne Fabre
    Pages 123-128

About this book

Introduction

The International Society of Chemotherapy meets every two years to review progress in chemotherapy of infections and of malignant disease. Each meeting gets larger to encompass the extension of chemotherapy into new areas. In some instances, expansion has been rapid, for example in cephalosporins, pen­ icillins and combination chemotherapy of cancer - in others slow, as in the field of parasitology. New problems of resistance and untoward effects arise; reduction of host toxicity without loss of antitumour activity by new substances occupies wide attention. The improved results with cancer chemotherapy, es­ pecially in leukaemias, are leading to a greater prevalence of severe infection in patients so treated, pharmacokinetics of drugs in normal and diseased subjects is receiving increasing attention along with related problems of bioavailability and interactions between drugs. Meanwhile the attack on some of the major bacterial infections, such as gonorrhoea and tubercu­ losis, which were among the first infections to feel the impact of chemotherapy, still continue to be major world problems and are now under attack with new agents and new methods. From this wide field and the 1,000 papers read at the Congress we have produced Proceedings which reflect the variety and vigour of research in this important field of medicine. It was not possible to include all of the papers presented at the Congress but we have attempted to include most aspects of cur­ rent progress in chemotherapy.

Keywords

cancer chemotherapy kinetics pharmacokinetics research resistance toxicity

Editors and affiliations

  • J. D. Williams
    • 1
  • A. M. Geddes
    • 2
  1. 1.The London Hospital Medical CollegeLondonUK
  2. 2.East Birmingham HospitalBirminghamUK

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