FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 20, 2008
Contact: Sara Hammond (520) 626-2277
TUCSON, Ariz. – Faculty of the nationally renowned Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the Arizona Cancer Center have updated their collaborative work, Fundamentals of Cancer Prevention. The second edition of the work was published in October.
The book delivers leading-edge information for primary physicians and healthcare providers in an effort to continually stress the importance of cancer prevention and the latest early-detection strategies. The book was edited by Arizona Cancer Center Director David S. Alberts, MD, and Lisa M. Hess, PhD, a former scientific investigator for the Arizona Cancer Center.
"A famous seventeenth century physician, Dr. Thomas Adams, once said, 'Prevention is better than treatment, because it saves the labor of being sick,'" says Dr. Alberts, University of Arizona Regents Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology, Nutritional Sciences, Public Health and BIO5 Institute.
"We continue to be convinced that the war on cancer can be won. That effort starts with educating primary care physicians and caregivers," Alberts says.
Contributing Arizona Cancer Center authors include: Frederick Ahmann, David Alberts, Setsuko Chambers, Zhao Chen, Kathryn Coe, Stephen Joel Coons, Francisco Garcia, Linda Garland, Eugene Gerner, Iman Hakim, Karen Taraszka Hastings, Ayaaz Ismail, Myron Jacobson, Lindsay Kreykes, Robert Krouse, Peter Lance, Linda Larkey, Maria Lluria-Prevatt, Ana María López, Naja McKenzie, Jessica Ray, Alison Stopeck, Cynthia Thomson, Patricia Thompson, G.T. Wondrak.
Fundamentals of Cancer Prevention is available for purchase online at www.springer.com.