By Georg F. Weber
Molecular remedies of Cancer comprehensively covers the molecular mechanisms of anti-cancer drug activities in a comparably systematic style. whereas there's at present to be had loads of literature on anti-cancer medications, books at the topic are frequently concoctions of invited overview articles superficially hooked up to each other. there's a loss of complete and systematic textual content related to molecular cures in melanoma. yet another deficit within the correct literature is a revolutionary sub-specialization that sometimes limits textbooks on melanoma medicinal drugs to hide both pharmacology or medicinal chemistry or sign transduction, instead of explaining molecular drug activities throughout all these components; Molecular treatments of Cancer fills this void. The publication is split into 5 sections: 1. Molecular concentrating on of melanoma Cells; 2. rising and replacement therapy Modalities; three. Molecular focusing on of Tumor-Host Interactions; four. Anti-Cancer Drug Pharmacokinetics; and five. Supportive Therapies.
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