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By James H. Goldie (auth.), F. M. Muggia (eds.)

Where do you start to seem for a up to date, authoritative article at the analysis or administration ofa specific malignancy? The few common onco­ logy textbooks are more often than not outdated. unmarried papers in really good journals are informative yet seldom entire; those are extra frequently prelimi­ nary reviews on a truly constrained variety of sufferers. sure normal journals usually put up solid indepth reports of melanoma issues, and released symposium lectures are usually the simplest overviews to be had. regrettably, those experiences and vitamins seem sporadically, and the reader can nev­ er determine whilst a subject of specific curiosity may be lined. melanoma therapy and learn is a chain of authoritative volumes which goal to satisfy this want. it truly is an try and identify a severe mass of oncology literature overlaying nearly all oncology issues, revised usually to maintain the insurance brand new, simply to be had on a unmarried library shelf or by means of a unmarried own subscription. now we have approached the matter within the following type. First, by way of div­ iding the oncology literature into particular subdivisions similar to lung melanoma, genitourinary melanoma, pediatric oncology, and so forth. moment, by way of asking eminent gurus in each one of those parts to edit a quantity at the particular subject on an annual or biannual foundation. each one subject and tumor variety is roofed in a quantity showing often and predictably, discussing present analysis, staging, markers, all different types of therapy modalities, easy biology, and more.

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Total tissue sensitivity is that which determines the dose limitations which must be made. Hematologic recovery is usually completed in two weeks in the mouse and 3-4 weeks in man. 3). Most of the phase specific agents are antimetabolites, and particularly for those which interfere with DNA synthesis the fact that they not only kill cells in the S-phase of cell cycle but prevent cells from entering the DNA synthetic phase, further limits the effect that they will have when given as bolus injections; they may be 'self-limiting' as demonstrated in tissue culture [26, 27].

Neil and Homan [19] using whole animal survival, were able to correlate the optimal time interval for administration of Ara-C, and Hydroxyurea with the time required after the first injection for the cell population to recover the ability to synthesize deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). This proved to be dose dependent, a finding also examined by Edelstein et al. [20] using the spleen colony assay for leukemic cell survival. In the latter study, even nonoptimal split schedules were superior to a single dose schedule both in promoting leukemic cell kill and in increasing the life span of treated animals.

Yet this is a clear and unambiguous prediction of the somatic mutation model. Of course, the validity of this prediction can only be established by means of the appropriate clinical investigations. It may well be that, for most clinical tumours, the actual delay time that can be afforded before the institution of adjuvant chemotherapy is comfortably greater than that which the mutation model predicts. If this is the case, then there is no urgency about the institution of the chemotherapy, or for developing logistic methods for implementing preoperative chemotherapy.

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