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This is an objective, strategic assessment of the role, usefulness, and logistical concerns posed by state-sponsored targeted killing and its overall efficiency in the current war on global terrorism.

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Genre Book : Political Science
Author Book : Thomas B. Hunter
Publisher : Thomas Hunter
Release Book : 2009
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ISBN-10 : 9781439252055


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Emerging technologies in target identification, drug discovery, molecular markers, and imaging are rapidly changing the face of cancer. This book provides a foundation of knowledge in targeted cancer therapeutics. The treatment of cancer is increasingly being individualized, based on an understanding of underlying biologic mechanisms. Poised to change the landscape in oncology, this volume provides a state-of-the-art overview. It will be valuable to practicing and academic physicians, fellows, residents and students, as well as basic scientists, interested in the cancer field.

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Genre Book : Medical
Author Book : Razelle Kurzrock
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Book : 2008-03-07
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ISBN-10 : 1603274243


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Targeted therapy is one of the most burgeoning areas of development in cancer research. Increasing knowledge in tumor formation and growth at the molecular level has generated a broad array of therapeutic options, including signal transduction inhibition, anti-angiogenic and anti-vascular agents, cell cycle inhibitors, telomerase and telomere interacting agents, apoptosis inducers, and anti-invasive agents. This book presents an authoritative overview of existing molecular targeted therapies, their relevance and role for specific tumors, and their clinical efficacy and impact on patient treatment.

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Genre Book : Medical
Author Book : Giuseppe Giaccone
Publisher : CRC Press
Release Book : 2007-09-25
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ISBN-10 : 1420020587


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Michael H. Weisman, Michael Weinblatt, James S Louie, and Ronald Van Vollenhoven offer their unique insights into choosing the correct pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies for your patients. Chapters cover the full breadth of rheumatic diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, connective tissue diseases, osteoporosis, regional pain disorders, and fibromyalgia. The full-color design presents detailed clinical photographs and treatment algorithms for visual guidance and easy reference. Covers the treatment of pediatric patients as well as adults so that you can properly address the particular needs of any patient you see. Features the guidance and specific recommendations of experts from United States and Europe for a state-of-the-art approach to the variety of treatments currently in use. Displays the clinical manifestations of rheumatic diseases in full color, along with treatment algorithms for easy at-a-glance reference.

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Genre Book : Medical
Author Book : Michael H. Weisman
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Book : 2010
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ISBN-10 : 9781416099932


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This volume explores the mechanisms of resistance to targeted therapeutics. The focus is on the cancer cell signaling network, although other mechanisms of resistance including target mutation, and new areas of study such as cancer stem cells are included. Targeted Therapies: Mechanisms of Resistance highlights examples of changes in the signaling network in response to inhibition of a signaling event and underscores the importance in having a mechanistic understanding of the signaling network in cancer for developing effective targeted cancer therapies. Moreover, cutting edge tools to analyze the cell signaling network will be discussed. This includes the leading edge of techniques as well as computational biology and systems theory. This volume provides the reader with both an overview as well as a detailed perspective on the mechanisms of resistance to targeted therapeutics and will be of great value to the oncologist, the physician-scientist treating patients and the translational scientist working on any aspect of targeted therapeutics.

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Genre Book : Medical
Author Book : Daniel Gioeli
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Book : 2011-06-02
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ISBN-10 : 1607614782


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This book does nothing less than lay out the state of development of tomorrow’s cancer drugs, directed against growth factors, growth factor receptors and intracellular signaling molecules with kinase activities. The sequencing of the human genome and insights into signaling pathways have contributed to the understanding of cancer etiology and the development of new, improved cancer drugs such as Herceptin and Glivec. The deregulation of pathways due to mutated cancer genes provides the conceptual basis for future progress. Will it be possible to derive more efficient cancer drugs?

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Genre Book : Medical
Author Book : B. Groner
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Book : 2007-08-09
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ISBN-10 : 9783540312093


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This topical reference and handbook addresses the chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology and the patentability of prodrugs, perfectly mirroring the integrated approach prevalent in today's drug design. It summarizes current experiences and strategies for the rational design of prodrugs, beginning at the early stages of the development process, as well as discussing organ- and site-selective prodrugs. Every company employing medicinal chemists will be interested in this practice-oriented overview of a key strategy in modern drug discovery and development.

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Genre Book : Medical
Author Book : Jarkko Rautio
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Book : 2011-01-11
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ISBN-10 : 9783527633180


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Each chapter will focus on the known molecular characteristics of specific childhood cancers, focusing on how the molecular ‘drivers’ can be exploited from a therapeutic standpoint with currently available targeted agents. Where applicable, integration of targeted therapies with conventional cytotoxic agents will be considered. This volume will provide a comprehensive summary of molecular characteristics of childhood cancers, and how the changes involved in transformation provide us with opportunities for developing relatively less toxic, but curative, therapies.

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Genre Book : Medical
Author Book : Peter J. Houghton
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Book : 2010-09-10
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ISBN-10 : 038769062X


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This monograph evolved over a period of nine years from a series of papers and presentations addressing the subject of passive vibration control of mechanical s- tems subjected to broadband, transient inputs. The unifying theme is Targeted - ergy Transfer – TET, which represents a new and unique approach to the passive control problem, in which a strongly nonlinear, fully passive, local attachment, the Nonlinear Energy Sink – NES, is employed to drastically alter the dynamics of the primary system to which it is attached. The intrinsic capacity of the properly - signed NES to promote rapid localization of externally applied (narrowband) - bration or (broadband) shock energy to itself, where it can be captured and dis- pated, provides a powerful strategy for vibration control and the opens the pos- bility for a wide range of applications of TET, such as, vibration and shock i- lation, passive energy harvesting, aeroelastic instability (?utter) suppression, se- mic mitigation, vortex shedding control, enhanced reliability designs (for ex- ple in power grids) and others. The monograph is intended to provide a thorough explanation of the analytical, computational and experimental methods needed to formulate and study TET in mechanical and structural systems. Several prac- cal engineering applications are examined in detail, and experimental veri?cation and validation of the theoretical predictions are provided as well. The authors also suggest a number of possible future applications where application of TET seems promising. The authors are indebted to a number of sponsoring agencies.

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Genre Book : Technology & Engineering
Author Book : Alexander F. Vakakis
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Book : 2008-12-24
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ISBN-10 : 9781402091308


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World Bank Discussion Paper No. 347. Describes the elements of health reform in Sierra Leone as the West African nation attempts to overhaul its health system and focus it on the neediest populations. To highlight the role of key stakeholders, the study reviews the actions proposed and taken for reforming a package of health services, organizing the provision of those services, and financing the health sector. The paper also identifies factors critical for success and concludes with an assessment of future prospects for reform of this crucial sector.

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Genre Book : Business & Economics
Author Book : Shahidur R. Khandker
Publisher : World Bank Publications
Release Book : 1996-01-01
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ISBN-10 : 0821337068