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Welcome to the homepage of the Encyclopedia of Cancer, edited by Professor Manfred Schwab.

The merging of different basic and clinical science disciplines towards the common goal of fighting against cancer has long ago called for the establishment of a comprehensive reference source both as a tool to close the language gap between clinical and basic science investigators and as a platform of information for students and informed laymen alike.

The Encyclopedia of Cancer provides rapid access to focused information on all topics of cancer research for clinicians, research scientists and advanced students.

Recent developments are seeing a dynamic progress in basic and clinical cancer science, with translational research increasingly becoming a new paradigm in cancer research. Aside from convenient access to information and rapid search functions, the LiveReference Encyclopedia of Cancer is offering the additional and extremely valuable possibility of easy inclusion of new technologies in the rapidly developing field of cancer. In particular, new approaches to both Personalized Cancer Medicine and Targeted Therapies have made promising progress.

The Encyclopedia of Cancer provides definitions of common acronyms and short definitions of related terms and processes in the form of keyword entries. In addition, there are detailed essays, which provide comprehensive information on syndromes, genes and molecules, and processes and methods. Each essay is well-structured, with extensive cross-referencing between all entries. Topical Essays present a comprehensive picture of major cancers, such as Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Renal Cancer, Lung Cancer, and Hematological Maligancies, Leukemias and Lymphomas. For each of these cancers, different authoritative Essays are included that cover topics ranging from Pathology, to Clinical Oncology and Targeted Therapies for Personalized Cancer Medicine. As an information source it is of value to both the clinical and basic scientific community as well as to the public.

Manfred Schwab

(Editor in Chief)

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