Principles of Cancer Biotherapy

  • Robert K. Oldham

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Robert K. Oldham
    Pages 1-17
  3. Robert Radinsky, Sharon L. Aukerman, Isaiah J. Fidler
    Pages 19-43
  4. Kapil Mehta, Kishor Gohil, Bharat B. Aggarwal
    Pages 59-92
  5. Robert K. Oldham
    Pages 93-109
  6. Malek M. Safa, Kenneth A. Foon
    Pages 163-182
  7. Walter M. Lewko, Robert K. Oldham
    Pages 183-299
  8. David Goldstein, Robert Jones, Richard V. Smalley, Ernest C. Borden
    Pages 301-327
  9. Robert O. Dillman
    Pages 329-390
  10. Arthur E. Frankel, Robert J. Kreitman, Ira Pastan, John R. Murphy
    Pages 391-433
  11. Malek Safa, Kenneth A. Foon, Robert K. Oldham
    Pages 435-446
  12. Hazel B. Breitz, Alan R. Fritzberg
    Pages 447-478
  13. Joanne M. Wroblewski, John R. Yannelli
    Pages 487-498
  14. Kapil Mehta, Robert K. Oldham
    Pages 499-542
  15. Maryann Foote, Bertrand C. Liang, Jeffrey Crawford, Frankie A. Holmes, Michael Green, Frankie A. Holmes et al.
    Pages 543-555
  16. Donald J. Buchsbaum, C. Ryan Miller, Parameshwar J. Mahasreshti, David T. Curiel
    Pages 583-613
  17. Scot Ebbinghaus, Robert K. Oldham, Robert O. Dillman
    Pages 615-674
  18. Robert K. Oldham
    Pages 675-680
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 681-684

About this book


At the time of the first edition of Principles of Cancer Biotherapy in 1987, this book represented the first comprehensive textbook on biological therapy. In 1991, when the second edition was published, there was still some doubt on the part of many oncologists and cancer researchers as to the therapeutic value of these new approaches. By 2003 and the fourth edition, it was generally agreed that biopharmaceuticals were producing major opportunities for new cancer therapies. Cancer biotherapy has now truly matured into the fourth modality of cancer treatment. This fifth revised edition describes the tremendous progress that has been made in recent years using biologicals in cancer treatment.

This book summarizes an evolving science and a rapidly changing medical practice in biotherapy. In this new millennium, it is now possible to envision a much more diversified system of cancer research and treatment that will afford greater opportunities for a patient’s personalized cancer treatment. This was first envisioned in the 1987 initial edition of this textbook and is now a "new" and popular approach to cancer treatment. Some forms of cancer biotherapy use the strategy of tumor stabilization and control though continued biological therapy, akin to the use of insulin in the treatment of diabetes.

This textbook illustrates new methods of thinking and new strategies for control of cancer. It is always difficult to move from past dogma to future opportunity, but this fifth edition of Principles of Cancer Biotherapy illustrates why it is so important to the patients for researchers and clinicians to explore and quickly apply these new opportunities in cancer biotherapy.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Robert K. Oldham
    • 1
  1. 1.Singleton Oncology CenterFlorida State University College of MedicineThomasvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-2759-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2757-0
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