A Concise History of Breast Cancer (Book)
By Marc Lacroix

Product Description

Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed type of cancer and the
second leading cause of cancer death in women after lung cancer. It
estimated that breast cancer affects more than 1,000,000 women
worldwide each year, and about 450,000 die from the disease. During
the last decades, breast cancer has received considerable attention,
yet it is a very old disease that was described years and years ago.
This book provides a summary of breast cancer history. It covers the
ages from the ancient times to the early 2000's, but mainly focuses
the 20th century and its numerous discoveries and inventions in the
field of breast cancer detection, analysis and treatment.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: From Prehistoric Times to the End of the Middle Ages
(Egypt, China, India, Persia, Greece, Rome, Byzance, Islamic Spain,
Middle Ages)

Chapter 2: Fifteenth to Eighteenth Centuries

Chapter 3: Nineteenth Century


Chapter 4: Breast Cancer Surgery

Chapter 5: Breast Cancer Radiotherapy

Chapter 6: Breast Cancer Chemotherapy (including Combination
Chemotherapy, Metronomic Chemotherapy...)

Chapter 7: Endocrine Therapy of Breast Cancer (including Ovarian
Suppressors, Tamoxifen and Estrogen Receptor Regulators, Aromatase

Chapter 8: Targeted Therapy of Breast Cancer and Immunotherapy

Chapter 9: Breast Cancer Staging and Grading

Chapter 10: Breast Cancer Genetics (including BRCA1, BRCA2...)

Chapter 11: Breast Cancer Imaging and Detection (including
Mammography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Ultrasonography,
Optical Imaging, Thermography, Computer Tomography, Positron Emission
Tomography, Positron Emission Tomography, PET/CT, Scintigraphy,
Photon Emission Computed Tomography, SPECT/CT, Scintimammography,
BSGI, Elastography, Electrical Impedance Tomography...)

Chapter 12: Breast Cancer Models (including Mouse Models, Rat Models,
Breast Cancer Cell Lines, Breast Cancer Xenografts, Genetically
Engineerd Mice, Mammospheres, Breast Cancer Stem Cells...)

Books Bibliography

Index of names