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Cancer Treatment Drugs, Third Edition
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  • Authored by: Alan Hecht D.C.
  • From the Series: Understanding Drugs
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  • ISBN-10: 9781646939794
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-64693-979-4
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  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 08/01/2022
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  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up

Summary

There were an estimated 1.9 million new cases of cancer in the United States in 2021, according to the American Cancer Society. In addition to surgery and radiation treatments, anti-cancer drugs are an important part of fighting cancer. Also referred to as chemotherapy, cancer treatment drugs work by killing or slowing the growth of cancer cells. Because cancer takes a wide variety of forms, many different drugs are used to treat it, and some are designed to combat specific cancer types. Newly updated, Cancer Treatment Drugs, Third Edition explains how cancer drugs work and looks at the ongoing effort to develop new and better anti-cancer drugs.

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About the Author(s)

Alan I. Hecht, DC, is a practicing chiropractor in New York. He is also an adjunct professor at Farmingdale State College, the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University where he is course coordinator for human anatomy and physiology, and Nassau Community College. He teaches courses in medical microbiology, anatomy and physiology, comparative anatomy, human physiology, human nutrition, and embryology. In addition, he is a professor of anatomy and physiology and professor of microbiology at Hofstra University, where he is an adjunct associate professor. He is also course coordinator for graduate anatomy and physiology for medical physics at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

Dr. Hecht received his BS in biology–pre-medical studies from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. He received his MS in basic medical sciences from New York University School of Medicine. He also received his Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree from New York Chiropractic College in Brookville, New York. Dr. Hecht is the recipient of the Chancellors' Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching from the State University of New York.

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