Landmarks in the History of Cancer


Steven I. Hajdu, MD – Private Consultation Practice in Pathology; Former Attending Pathologist and Chief of Cytology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Former Professor of Pathology at Cornell University School of Medicine; Former Chief of Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology, North Shore University Hospital; Former Professor of Pathology, New York University School of Medicine; Westlake Village, CA, USA

Series: Cancer Etiology, Diagnosis and Treatments
BISAC: MED062000; HEA039030

This book is designed to demonstrate how we got to where we are today in oncology. The book is written for men and women who care for cancer patients, oncologists, pathologists, surgeons, radiologists, radiation therapists, professors and teachers of medical students, nurses, medical technologists, and those who are interested in cancer.

Table of Contents



Author’s Biography

Chapter 1. Greco-Roman Medicine

Chapter 2. Arabic Medicine

Chapter 3. The Middle Ages

Chapter 4. The Renaissance

Chapter 5. The Genesis of Cancer and Case Reports

Chapter 6. Autopsies and Gross Dissections

Chapter 7. Microscopy and Cellular Pathology

Chapter 8. The Beginning of Radical Surgery

Chapter 9. The Beginning of Diagnostic Radiology and Radiation Therapy

Chapter 10. The Beginning of Surgical Pathology and Cancer Research

Chapter 11. The Beginning of Cytopathology and Single Agent Chemotherapy

Chapter 12. The Beginning of Multiagent Chemotherapy and Limited Surgery

Chapter 13. Adjuvant and Neoadjuvant Therapy

Chapter 14. Combination Therapy: Surgery, Radiation, Chemotherapy, and Immunotherapy

Chapter 15. Momentous Events in Living Memory

Index of Personal Names

Index of Subjects

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