Biotherapy: A Comprehensive Overview

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2001 - Medical - 807 pages
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Rieger (U. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center) synthesizes knowledge about this rapidly expanding field to help other nurses understand its biological basis and clinical indications. Targeted at oncology nurses, the text will also be of interest in other specialties using biological agents to trea
 

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Contents

Principles and Foundations
1
CHAPTER
3
Definition and Classification of Biotherapy
8
CHAPTER
11
CHAPTER
13
CHAPTER
15
CHAPTER
16
CHAPTER
18
Appendix
214
Interleukin4
215
Interleukin12
225
Hematopoietic Growth Factors
245
Animal Studies
253
RegulatoryApproved Agents
260
Investigational Agents
267
Overview and Use in Hematologic
283

PART II
30
The Immune System
39
Helper and Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes
49
Distribution of Lymphoid Cells
56
skines as Cancer Therapy
60
CHAPTER 20
65
cx Cell Metabolism
66
CHAPTER 12
109
PART III
123
Interferono
132
Toxicity Profile of Interferono
165
Nursing Issues
171
Summary
177
The Interleukins
195
Clinical Studies
289
Adverse Effects
300
Diseases
317
Appendix
475
Sexuality Concerns
489
Summary
497
Life With Lymphoma
507
Round Two
514
for Biotherapy
647
Quick Summary Pages
707
Plans of Care for Patients Receiving Biological Agents
771
Normograms for Determination of Body Surface Area
781
Index
797
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