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Books in the MCC Library Collection
Cancer Sourcebook by A compilation of 37 individual booklets, papers, and bulletins issued by the National Institutes of Health and its subagency, the National Cancer Institute, between January 1986 and July 1989.
Call Number: RC263 .C294 2011
Publication Date: 2011-03-21
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer and viruses; helped lead to in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks is buried in an unmarked grave. Her family did not learn of her "immortality" until more than twenty years after her death, when scientists began using her husband and children in research without informed consent. The story of the Lacks family is inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made of--From publisher description.
Call Number: RC265.6.L24 S55 2011
Publication Date: 2011-03-08
Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book by Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book has long been the bible for the newly diagnosed. In this completely revised fifth edition, it also becomes a guide for those at risk of getting breast cancer, survivors interested in the consequences of their treatment, and anyone who wants to understand the new research about how the local environment influences the manifestations and treatments of many different kinds of breast cancer. Major advances being made in genetic research today mean that prevention and treatment can work not only to get rid of mutated cells (through chemo or surgery), but also to change the environment around the cells (through hormone therapy, exercise, and stress reduction). Among other promising developments discussed are advances in imaging, recognition of breast density as a risk factor, and a section focused on "personalized medicine" to help determine what kind of cancer you have and how best to treat it. Any woman facing a diagnosis, decisions about treatment, or concerns about prevention will find in Dr. Love's book the information, guidance, and reassurance she needs.
Call Number: RG491 .L68 2010
Publication Date: 2010-09-14
The Emperor of All Maladies by A magnificently written "biography" of cancer--from its origins to the epic battle to cure, control, and conquer it.
Call Number: RC275 .M85 2010
Publication Date: 2011-12-01
The Cancer Prevention Diet by Includes broader dietary guidelines and new recipes; new research on the twenty most frequent types of cancer; new ways to combine macrobiotics with chemotherapy, radiation, and more; the latest statistics, studies, and treatments; and the role of positive emotions in the healing process--from publisher description.
Call Number: RC271.D52 K86 2009
Publication Date: 2009-08-18
Cancer by Once a certain death sentence and often a cause for shame, cancer is now a treatable disease. Cancer provides a broad introduction to this complex family of diseases, tracing the fascinating history of scientific discoveries that led to today's sophisticated treatments. ||This extraordinary new volume, coauthored by three leaders in cancer research and surgery at Harvard Medical School, uses scientifically accurate yet accessible language to give readers a firm grounding in such essential concepts as angiogenesis and the genetics of cancer.
Call Number: RC263 .P67 2009
Publication Date: 2009-08-01
Knockout by In this no-nonsense book, bestselling author Somers takes on the $200 billion cancer business, explaining why it is hurting rather than helping people. She interviews cutting-edge doctors who are changing the face of cancer treatment without poisons or surgery.
Call Number: RC271.A62 S66 2009
Publication Date: 2009-10-20
Anticancer by A radical synthesis of science and personal experience that advocates a sea change in the way we understand and confront cancer.
Call Number: RC268 .S475 2008
Publication Date: 2008-09-04
The Last Lecture by The author, a computer science professor diagnosed with terminal cancer, explores his life, the lessons that he has learned, how he has worked to achieve his childhood dreams, and the effect of his diagnosis on him and his family.
Call Number: QA76.2.P38 A3 2008b
Publication Date: 2008-04-08
Lung Cancer by
Call Number: RC280.L8 H46 2002
Publication Date: 2002-07-01
Understanding Colon Cancer by Who gets colon cancer and why
How colon cancer develops
The "look" of colon cancer
The "feel" of colon cancer
Stages and prognosis of colon cancer
Surgical treatment of colon cancer
Treatment of later stages of colon cancer
Call Number: RC280.C6 A35 2002
Publication Date: 2002-06-19
Breast Cancer Clear and Simple by "A breast cancer resource for the newly diagnosed from the experts at the American Cancer Society With an easy-to-understand, question-and-answer format, this book guides patients through the important decisions they'll need to make, from diagnosis through treatment. It helps women with breast cancer and their caregivers know what to expect, what to do, and how to get through what can be an overwhelming, life-changing experience. This new edition includes tips for choosing the right doctor, understanding treatment choices, dealing with the effects of treatment, seeking support groups, and much more. A list of specific resources for patients, as well as a glossary of terms related to breast cancer, is also included"--
Call Number: STACKS RC280.B8 B673 2016
Publication Date: 2016-08-22
Breast Cancer by Fast Facts: Breast Cancer, Fifth edition; Introduction; Chapter 1: Risk factors; Chapter 2: Perception of risk; Chapter 3: Pathophysiology; Chapter 4: Diagnosis; Chapter 5: Local control of primary tumor; Chapter 6: Adjuvant therapy; Chapter 7: Follow-up and rehabilitation; Chapter 8: Management of advanced cancer; Chapter 9: Clinical trials; Chapter 10: Future trends; Useful resources; Index.
Call Number: STACKS RC280.B8 V35 2014
Publication Date: 2014
P53: The Gene that Cracked the Cancer Code by All of us have lurking in our DNA a most remarkable gene, which has a crucial job - it protects us from cancer. Known simply as p53, this gene constantly scans our cells to ensure that they grow and divide without mishap, as part of the routine maintenance of our bodies. If a cell makes a mistake in copying its DNA during the process of division, p53 stops it in its tracks, summoning a repair team before allowing the cell to carry on dividing. If the mistake is irreparable and the rogue cell threatens to grow out of control, p53 commands the cell to commit suicide. Cancer cannot develop unless p53 itself is damaged or prevented from functioning normally. Perhaps unsurprisingly, p53 is the most studied single gene in history. This book tells the story of medical science's mission to unravel the mysteries of this crucial gene, and to get to the heart of what happens in our cells when they turn cancerous. Through the personal accounts of key researchers, p53: The Gene that Cracked the Cancer Code reveals the fascination of the quest for scientific understanding, as well as the huge excitement of the chase for new cures - the hype, the enthusiasm, the lost opportunities, the blind alleys, and the thrilling breakthroughs. And as the long-anticipated revolution in cancer treatment tailored to each individual patient's symptoms begins to take off at last, p53 remains at the cutting edge. This timely tale of scientific discovery highlights the tremendous recent advances made in our understanding of cancer, a disease that affects more than one in three of us at some point in our lives. -- Publisher description.
Call Number: STACKS RC268.44.P16 A76 2014
Publication Date: 2015-02-24
Prevention the Ultimate Guide to Breast Cancer by "We've all heard the statistic: 1 in 8 women will get a breast cancer diagnosis at some point in her lifetime. But there's another just-as-relevant number that isn't as widely broadcast: 76 percent of those women will be alive 10 years later. This guide from America's most trusted health magazine helps women navigate treatment, medical costs, and lifestyle changes and emerge with their physical and mental health intact.Organized to take readers from diagnosis to survival and all the steps in between, Prevention The Ultimate Guide to Breast Cancer offers relevant information in technical yet accessible language, including:[bullet] Supplements and recipes that stimulate appetite, ease treatment side effects, promote recovery, and help prevent a recurrence[bullet] Complementary and alternative treatments and medicine that can be beneficial[bullet] Real-life advice from women with breast cancer on issues such as processing the emotions that accompany a diagnosis and what to expect as a cancer survivorThis guide will help any woman who has been diagnosed feel organized, informed, hopeful, reassured, and focused on becoming well, increasing her chances of landing in that healthy 76 percent"--
Call Number: STACKS RC280.B8 G447 2013
Publication Date: 2013-10-01
Stop Breast Cancer Before It Starts by "With pink buckets of Kentucky Fried Chicken, "I'm here for the boobs" t-shirts and coffee cups, and a pink ribbon celebrity dunk tank on The Ellen Degeneres Show, a Mardi Gras culture has arisen around a deadly disease over the last decade. The highly marketed pink ribbon, criticized for being tied to pharmaceutical interests, presents breast cancer as normal and pretty in pink. Yet, the statistics of breast cancer remain the same. Expert on the preventative causes of cancer, Dr. Samuel S. Epstein has been watching the debates around breast cancer for more than four decades. He asks, with all the talk about early detection, mammograms, improved treatment, and the race for the cure, why don't we ever hear about breast cancer prevention? Dr. Epstein knows the substantial research that has directly associated many factors of daily life with the development of the disease. The steps that can be taken to prevent it are often amazingly simple, but rarely make the headlines. Here, the evidence is presented and preventative choices are carefully and accesibly outlined. In presenting this critical information that all Americans should know about, Stop Breast Cancer Before it Starts empowers women to take charge of their health and make a real difference in the fight against cancer"--
Call Number: STACKS RC280.B8 E665 2013
Publication Date: 2013-08-27
The Cancer Revolution by "Discover some of the newest cancer treatments available today-and a plan for prevention and healing At the Cancer Center for Healing, Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy offers her groundbreaking integrative approach to both treating and preventing cancer. Now, in The Cancer Revolution, Dr. Connealy shares her program, offering the practical strategies that have helped thousands of patients: Let food be your medicine Remove toxins to repair and restore your body Harness the healing power of supplements Get moving to get well Reduce stress and reclaim your life Strengthen your immune system with sleep With a 7-day detox and a 14-day healing program-including recipes based on anti-cancer foods, as well as inspiring stories from patients successfully treated at the Center-Dr. Connealy provides the tools to prevent and treat cancer, and hope for patients and those at risk that they can live cancer-free. "-
Call Number: STACKS RC271.A62 C66 2017
Publication Date: 2017-01-24
Practical Essentials of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy by The third edition of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy was written to enhance the reader's understanding of the cutting-edge technology of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy. It is designed to both update old readers and inform new readers about the complexities and details of clinical management. This completely updated edition provides a step-by-step, practical approach to the use of IMRT in the evaluation and treatment of cancer patients. Because of IMRT's ability to employ individually controlled beamlets, it is an extremely promising technique, especially when paired with CT, PET, and/or MRI. With these improved procedures, doctors and clinicians will be able to take high resolution images of tumors while minimizing dosages to surrounding tissue. In order to focus on the most up to date IMRT techniques, the introductory chapters have been condensed to provide a brief overview of IMRT physics, mechanics and quality assurance, and also CT and MR imaging. To help assist in clinical decision-making it provides the reader with more than 700 full-color illustrations, IMRT tables and clear, straightforward descriptions that address a range of tumor types and sites including head and neck, urinary, and gynecologic cancers. FEATURES Anatomy and anatomical imaging supports your understanding of IMRT and its advantages. Over 700 high-quality, full-color illustrations to assist in clinical decision-making and over 90 new patient treatment graphics, updated in full-color. New chapters on anatomy and normal tissue complications, CNS, pancreas, rectum, and anal cavity A new chapter on molecular imaging, focusing on new PET tracers for image-guided therapy. Updated with new clinical data; review of current IMRT literature summarized in tables. Includes clinical indications, image interpretation, target delineation, and plan optimization to help refine techniques, pinpoint treatment areas, and improve outcomes. New chapters on pancreatic, rectal, and anal canal cancers included, with a focus on IMRT's treatment of these diseases. Chapters on breast and gynecological cancer are completely rewritten to include pertinent information on technique and application"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: RC271.R3 P73 2014
Publication Date: 2013-10-29
Khan's the Physics of Radiation Therapy by Structure of matter
Production of x-rays
Clinical radiation generators
Interactions of ionizing radiation
Measurement of ionizing radiation
Quality of x-ray beams
Measurement of absorbed dose
Dose distribution and scatter analysis
A system of dosimetric calculations
Treatment planning I : isodose distributions
Treatment planning II : patient data acquisition, treatment verification, and inhomogeneity corrections
Treatment planning III : field shaping, skin dose, and field separation
Electron beam therapy
Low-dose-rate brachytherapy : rules of implantation and dose specification
Total body irradiation
Three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy
Intensity-modulated radiation therapy
Stereotactic radiotherapy and radiosurgery
Stereotactic body radiation therapy
Prostate implants : technique, dosimetry, and treatment planning
Image-guided radiation therapy
Proton beam therapy.
Call Number: R895 .R44 2014
Publication Date: 2014-04-09
Treatment Planning in Radiation Oncology by "With the advent of computer technology and medical imaging, treatment planning in radiation oncology has evolved from a way of devising beam arrangements to a sophisticated process whereby imaging scanners are used to define target volume, simulators are used to outline treatment volume, and computers are used to select optimal beam arrangements for treatment. As such, this book is designed to provide a comprehensive discussion of the clinical, physical, and technical aspects of treatment planning. The intent of Treatment Planning in Radiation Oncology is to review these methodologies and present a contemporary version of the treatment planning process"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: RC271.R3 T74 2012
Publication Date: 2011-11-11
Principles and Practice of Palliative Care and Supportive Oncology by Unlike other textbooks on this subject, which are more focused on end of life, the 4th edition ofPrinciples and Practice of Palliative Care and Supportive Oncologyfocuses on supportive oncology. In fact, the goal of this textbook is to provide a source of both help and inspiration to all those who care for patients with cancer. Written in a more reader-friendly format, this textbook not only offers authoritative and up-to-date reviews of research and clinical care best practices, but also practical clinical applications to help readers put everything they learn to use.
Call Number: RC271.P33 P75 2013
Publication Date: 2013-01-11
Handbook of Evidence-Based Radiation Oncology by Building on the book's first edition, Dr. Eric Hansen and Dr. Mack Roach have updated, revised, and expanded this text, a portable reference that utilizes evidence-based medicine as the basis for practical treatment recommendations and guidelines. Organized by body site, concise clinical chapters provide easy access to critical information. Important "pearls" of epidemiology, anatomy, pathology, and clinical presentation are highlighted. Key facets of the work-up are listed, followed by staging and/or risk classification systems. Treatment recommendations are discussed based on stage, histology, and/or risk classification. Brief summaries of key trials and studies provide rationale for the recommendations. Practical guidelines for radiation techniques are described. Finally, complications and follow-up guidelines are outlined. Updates from the first edition include brand new color figures and color contouring mini-atlases for head and neck, gastrointestinal, prostate, and gynecological tumors; redesigned tables for increased readibility; new chapters on managment of the neck and unknown primary, clinical radiobiology, and pediatric malignancies and benign conditions; and new appendices including the American College of Radiology guidelines for administration of IV contrast.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Call Number: RC271.R3 H39 2010
Publication Date: 2010-07-06
Radiation Oncology - Management Decisions by Ideal for on-the-spot consultation, this pocket manual, provides easily accessible information for residents and practitioners in radiation oncology. It presents the most essential information that is immediately required in the clinical setting. The first eight chapters of the book focus on key basic concepts; the remaining 46 chapters describe treatment regimens for all cancer sites and tumor types. Includes coverage of pain and palliation, and covers all latest therapeutic techniques. This edition includes expanded information on image-guided therapy, 3D techniques, and 4D protocols. The updated cancer staging guidelines have been used throughout the manual. In addition, there is a brand-new chapter devoted to QUANTEC dosage recommendations.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Call Number: RC271.R3 C46 2011
Publication Date: 2011-05-16
Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology by Inside the Sixth Edition of this now-reference, you will discover encyclopedic coverage of topics ranging from basic science to sophisticated computer-based radiation therapy treatment planning and supportive care. The book's comprehensive scope and abundantly illustrated format provide you with better understanding of the natural history of cancer, the physical methods of radiation application, the effects of radiation on normal tissues, and the most judicious ways in which you can employ radiation therapy in patient care. Including epidemiology, pathology, diagnostic work-up, prognostic factors, treatment techniques, applications of surgery and chemotherapy, end results, and more. Increased emphasis on new approaches and technologies improve your understanding of three-dimensional treatment planning, intensity-modulated radiotherapy, combined modality therapy, and particle therapy. Digital version includes the complete text, index-based search, note sharing, regular content updates integrated into the text, and much more.
Call Number: RC271.R3 P73 2013
Publication Date: 2013-05-06
Walter and Miller's Textbook of Radiotherapy by A comprehensive textbook of radiotherapy and related radiation physics and oncology for use by all those concerned with the uses of radiation and cytotoxic drugs in the treatment of patients with malignant disease. Walter & Miller's Textbook of Radiotherapy has become the core text for therapeutic radiography students and an important introductory text for trainee radiologists and clinical physicists. The book is divided into two parts: the first covers underlying principles of physics, and the second is a systematic review by tumour site concentrating on the role of radiotherapy in the treatment of malignant disease and setting its use in context with chemotherapy and surgery. The 7th edition continues the tradition of bringing the physics and clinical application of radiation for therapy together at entry level and is completely revised to take into account the huge technological advances in radiotherapy treatment since publication of the previous edition. ... The book is supported by Evolve electronic resources: sample plans, additional diagnostic images and clinical photographs.
Call Number: RC271.R3 B65 2012
Publication Date: 2012-05-08
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Relaxation and meditation
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Call Number: R733 .F84 1997
Publication Date: 1997-05-01
The Truth about Cancer by "One out of three women alive today, and one out of two men, will face a cancer diagnosis, according to the World Health Organization. Ty Bollinger takes this personally: in the course of a decade, he says, "I lost my entire family to cancer. I don't believe I had to lose them." The Truth about Cancer has been written for one simple reason: to share the knowledge we need to protect ourselves, treat ourselves, and in some cases save our lives or the lives of those we love. Bollinger, whose October 2015 documentary miniseries The Truth about Cancer: A Global Quest has received over 5 million views to date, explains that there are many methods we can access to treat and prevent cancer--we just don't know about them. The book delves into the history of medicine--all the way back to Hippocrates's credo of "do no harm"--As well as up-to-the-minute research that proves the efficacy of dozens of advanced cancer treatments being used around the globe. Bollinger arms readers with essential, sometimes startling information about: The history and politics of cancer The takeover of medical education by special interests and for-profit agendas How some life-saving treatments have been kept from the public--and why Treatment options that go well beyond chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery"To us this is not a business, it's a mission," he explains. "We're on a mission to save the world."
Call Number: NEW BOOKSHELF RC275 .B65 2016
Publication Date: 2016-10-25
Take Breast Cancer off your Menu by Every ten minutes another woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. It has become a permanent anxiety for too many women. New medical research has confirmed the existence of protector foods with amazing chemical properties that can change the body into a hostile environment for cancer. This book identifies all of the foods and explains how to plan them into everyday living. It also explains how sleep, exercise and avoiding pollutants can prevent breast cancer and how you can help make your body healthier and more resistant to this disease. Written in a positive and upbeat style the book aims to empower women everywhere to take control of their own health and enjoy doing it!
Call Number: STACKS RC280.B8 G56 2015
Publication Date: 2015
The Gerson Therapy by Offers a nutritional program that utilizes the healing powers of organic fruits and vegetables to reverse the effects of cancer and other illnesses.
Call Number: STACKS RC271.D52 G465 2006
Publication Date: 2001-10-01
The Green Solution to Breast Cancer by "This unique, research-based investigation of the U.S. breast cancer movement compares the "pink" and "green" efforts within the movement and documents their use of similar citizen-science alliances, despite the contention over the use of consumer-based activism and pink products. Examines research findings that suggest that the pink and green aspects of the breast cancer movement are no longer separate but in fact are converging towards a focus on environmental prevention. Provides an in-depth examination of advocacy organizations and the ways in which an organization's structure and ideology shape its agenda and strategies. Looks critically at controversial aspects of the consumerism of the pink movement, the small portion of sales actually given to cancer research, and other shortcomings of this attempt to shop our way out of a nonetheless still-increasing disease. Presents valuable information for upper level undergraduate and graduate students in political science within American politics or health politics courses as well as those studying women's and gender studies, sociology, nursing, and non-profit enterprises"--
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Call Number: NEW BOOKSHELF RC280.B8 M3584 2015
Publication Date: 2015-09-22
Call Number: STACKS RC271.A62 B655 2014
Publication Date: 2006-07-01
Cannabis Extracts in Medicine by "While the United States government restricts medicinal cannabis research, advances have been made in Israel, Spain and Italy. Focusing on the biochemical properties, medical benefits and psychological effects of cannabinoids, this book provides an overview of current research and clinical trials, examines the rationales behind cannabis' status as a Schedule I narcotic and discusses uses of industrial hemp"
Call Number: STACKS RM666.C266 D33 2015
Publication Date: 2015-10-14
No Ma'amograms by "Written by acclaimed integrative oncologist Ben Johnson, MD, DO, NMD, No Ma'am-ogram! Radical Rethink on Ma'amograms refutes the medical myths and fallacies at the root of today's conventional breast health care protocols, offering readers safer solutions to breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Dr. Ben discusses the new research behind practical and effective alternatives to harmful mammograms, biopsies, radiation and chemo therapies. His holistic approach includes recommendations on diet, exercise, nutritional supplements, and lifestyle changes to counteract the effects of dangerous toxins and medical practices that create the harmful conditions in which breast cancer can arise. Through a wealth of facts, exposés, and preventive tips, this definitive guide shows every woman how to move toward better health maintenance for the breasts and body"-
Call Number: NEW BOOKSHELF RC280.B8 J645 2016
Publication Date: 2016-10-08