Cancer Treatment Centers Of America Applauds New Book Combining Evolutionary Medicine And Oncology
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The concept of evolutionary medicine has been gaining more attention lately, and this is especially true in the field of oncology. Recent research in France led to a new book titled "The Ecology and Evolution of Cancer," and it was inspired by Dr. Beata Ujvari's suggestion of the topic to the publishing company that requested her advice. It was launched by Anne Rouault. The book is a pioneering text that covers oncology, biology and ecology disciplines with a focus on preventing and treating cancer.
Dr. Ujvari said that the book will bring more knowledge about evolutionary medicine to medical experts and students. Experts hope that it will positively impact cancer treatment methods in the future. Dr. Ujvari said that most modern cancer treatments focus on eliminating tumors completely. However, a few cells usually remain, become resistant and can cause relapses in the future. With an innovative evolutionary approach, experts seek to customize treatment based on the specific tumor instead of focusing on eradicating it. By doing this, they can prevent metastases and tumor growth. Although the process has been applauded by some scientists for over five decades, it is now gaining more momentum in France.
Scientists and oncologists who have studied and supported evolutionary medicine hope that the book will attract a wide audience. They said that the field is broad, and it will take time to educate both professionals and the public. Also, the topic is still new enough that many people may glance at it and not give it a second thought. Special care was taken in creating a cover that would attract everyone since many people initially pick up books based on captivating cover illustrations.
Another praise for the book is that its wording is simplified. Although much of the text focuses on scientific studies that are traditionally written in terms only understandable to scientists, the book is simplified enough that the average reader can understand the concepts and research. There is also interesting historical information, which shows that cancer has been around much longer than most people think. For example, researchers found evidence of prostate cancer in some ancient mummies.
Dr. Ujvari said that many animals and people have developed mechanisms to resist tumors over time. By studying those special mechanisms and finding ways to manipulate them in favor of healthy cells, more precise treatments and better outcomes can be expected. Since this knowledge has remained largely unexplored until now, scientists say that it is time for a breakthrough that could mean more optimism for people with any type of tumor.
As evolutionary medicine takes hold and grows, expect to see more studies and experimental treatments surface in the United States as well. Researchers are always developing plans for new studies and trials at Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Evolutionary medicine has been studied by researchers there, and some of the new treatments and studies will focus on evolutionary concepts. At Cancer Treatment Centers of America, teams of doctors and scientists work together constantly to give cancer patients multiple options. Evolutionary medicine especially interests them since they look at each cancer patient as a unique individual with unique needs instead of classifying people based on a type of cancer or a particular stage of a certain type of cancer.
With better ways to stop the growth of tumors and prevent dangerous metastases, cancer fighting can be easier for many patients. Expect to see more from Cancer Treatment Centers of America about this topic in the near future.
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