Chromosomes and the Treatment of Cancer

  • Peo C. Koller
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 38)


The aim of cancer therapy is to destroy all malignant cells with proliferative capacity. By removing the cancerous growth surgery hopes to achieve this aim. When the malignancy is beyond the scope of surgery, the clinicians have the choice of radiation or administering chemical agents in order to bring about a cure or palliation. The purpose of the present chapter is to describe the effects produced in malignant cells by radiation and particular chemical agents, and to discuss their relevance to cancer therapy.


Radiation Dose Chemical Agent Sulphur Mustard Nitrogen Mustard Acentric Fragment 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peo C. Koller
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  1. 1.University of LondonUK

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