Tumors and Cancers: Head – Neck – Heart – Lung – Gut

Dongyou Liu

© 2018 - CRC Press
Published September 14, 2017
Reference - 194 Pages - 7 Color & 1 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138088382 - CAT# K34781
Series: Pocket Guides to Biomedical Sciences

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  • a concise, authoritative and still comprehensive review of tumors and cancers
  • focused on the head, neck, and torso including the heart, lungs and gut
  • organized by body region and organ or tumor/cancer type
  • synthesizes latest research with selective topics covered by leading oncologists/clinicians
  • reliable information for students, scholars, health professionals and general public


Tumors and cancers are insidious diseases characterized by uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that extend beyond their usual boundaries and disrupt the normal functions of affected organs. Forming the second of the four volumes devoted to tumors and cancers, this volume focuses on the head/neck, cardiovascular, respiratory and digestive systems. Each chapter presents a state of the art summary of tumor/cancer of a particular organ/type in relation to its definition, biology, epidemiology, disease mechanism/pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.


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