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- DescriptionAs was shown in the first two volumes of this series, great strides have been made in identifying many of the agents or classes of substances responsible for carcigenesis and in delineating their interactions with the cell. Clearly, the aim of such studies is that, once identified, these agents can be eliminated from the environment. Yet, despite these advances and the elimination of some important carcigenic agents, one major problem exists. It is a constant monitor of all oncologic study and diminishes the importance of every experiment and of every clinical observation. As we ted earlier, that problem is our inability to define the malignant cell. It is through studies of the fundamental biology of tumors that we seek this definition. A vast amount of information has been gathered which describes what this cell does and-to a lesser extent-how it does it. But the why evades us. We have been unable to define the malignant cell, save in broad terms by comparing it to its rmal counterpart. The major problem appears to be that the malignant cell does so much. It is a chimera, mystifyingly composed of rmal activities and structures, of phetypic schizophrenia with embryonic, fetal, and adult charac- teristics and, occasionally, a hint of an unclassifiable capacity unique to malignant cells.
- PublisherSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Date of Publication12/05/2013
- SubjectClinical Medicine: Professional
- Series TitleCancer, a Compresensive Treatise
- Series Part/Volume Number4
- Place of PublicationNew York, NY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight861 g
- Width178 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Edited byFrederick Becker
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Edition StatementSoftcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1975
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