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Courtroom Medicine: Cancer

The most comprehensive guide to cancer as the subject of litigation: includes all aspects of diagnosing and managing every type of organ and systemic cancers.
Publisher: Matthew Bender
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Print Book :3 Volumes, looseleaf
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ISBN: 9780820512594
Publisher: Matthew Bender
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The most comprehensive guide to cancer as a medico-legal subject of litigation.

•  Cancers of lung, skin, blood, breast, digestive tract and specific organs
•  Etiology, epidemiology, anatomic site, histology, metastasis, relation to various industrial exposures, occupations subject to exposures
•  Relationship of cancer to various carcinogenic agents, such as diethylstibesterol (DES), Agent Orange and asbestos
•  Each cancer related to an industrial setting and latency period, signs and symptoms of exposure, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis
•  Federal rules and regulations, specific damage awards, trial testimony, glossary, bibliography and index

First published in 1978.

3 Volumes, looseleaf; updated two times a year with revisions and supplements.

Authored by Arthur Frank, M.D., Ph.D., and other contributors.

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Table of Contents



Chapter 1 Techniques of Examination of Witnesses


Chapter 2 What is Cancer?

Chapter 2A The Cancer Specialist

Chapter 3 Causes of Cancer

Chapter 3A Pain in the Cancer Patient

Chapter 3B The Basics of Cancer Epidemiology

Chapter 3C Nutrition and Cancer

Chapter 3D Laboratory Models in the Study of Cancer

Chapter 3E Host Factors and the Development of Cancer

Chapter 3F Molecular Genetics and Cancer

Chapter 4 Methods of Diagnosis

Chapter 4A Clinical Advances in Molecular Genetics

Chapter 4B Screening for Cancer

Chapter 4C Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Nuclear Medicine

Chapter 5 Methods of Therapy

Chapter 5A Cancer Chemotherapy

Chapter 5B Complications of Cancer Treatment

Chapter 5C Bone Marrow Transplantation and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation

Chapter 5D Evolution of Chemotherapy in Cancer Treatment

Chapter 5E Chemotherapy Resistance

Chapter 5F Growth Rates of Tumors

Chapter 5G Alternative Therapies

Chapter 5H Cancer and Quackery

Chapter 6 Care of the Cancer Patient

Chapter 6A Cancer in Children

Chapter 6B Oncologic Emergencies

Chapter 6C Psychological Considerations in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer

Chapter 6D The Economics of Cancer

Chapter 7 Lung Cancer

Chapter 7A Mesothelioma

Chapter 7B The Epidemiology and the Etiology of Lung Cancer

Chapter 7C Lung Cancer and Tobacco Use

Chapter 7D Pneumoconiosis


Chapter 8 Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Other Blood-Related Malignancies

Chapter 8A Cancers of Soft Tissue and Bone

Chapter 8B Cancer and AIDS

Chapter 9 Cancer of the Liver, Gallbladder and Bile Ducts

Chapter 10 Cancer of the Pancreas

Chapter 10A Cancer of the Larynx and Vocal Cords

Chapter 11 Cancers of the Digestive Tract

Chapter 11A Cancer of the Prostate

Chapter 11B Bladder Tumors

Chapter 12 Cancers of the Urinary Tract

Chapter 12A Cancers of the Female Reproductive Organs

Chapter 12B Breast Cancer

Chapter 12C Cancers of the Head

Chapter 12D Cancers of the Neck

Chapter 12E Cancer of the Brain and Nervous System

Chapter 12F Cancer of the Skin: Melanoma Chapter 12G Nonmelanotic Skin Cancer

Chapter 12H Smokeless Tobacco

Chapter 12I Mammography

Chapter 12J Cancer of the Thyroid


Chapter 13 Cancer Related to Trauma

Chapter 14 Ionizing Radiation

Chapter 15 Nonionizing Radiation

Chapter 15A Right-To-Know



Chapter 16 Chemical Carcinogenesis

Chapter 16A Carcinogen Update

Chapter 17 Hydrocarbons

Chapter 17A Methylene Chloride

Chapter 17B Chlordane

Chapter 17C Chlorinated Hydrocarbons

Chapter 17D Aromatic Amines

Chapter 18 The Chloroethers

Chapter 19 Chloroprene

Chapter 20 Diethylstilbestrol (DES)

Chapter 21 Dioxane

Chapter 22 Mustard Gas

Chapter 23 Vinyl Chloride

Chapter 23A Formaldehyde

Chapter 23B Silica and Silicone

Chapter 24 Pesticides

Chapter 25 Other Carcinogenic Compounds

Chapter 25A Agent Orange

Chapter 25B Radon

Chapter 26 Asbestos

Chapter 27 Particulates Other than Asbestos

Chapter 28 Metal Carcinogenesis

Chapter 29 Arsenic

Chapter 30 Beryllium and Berylliosis

Chapter 31 Cadmium

Chapter 32 Chromates

Chapter 33 Nickel

Chapter 34 Other Metals with Potential Carcinogenity

Chapter 35 Medical Consequences of Household and Workplace Toxins

Chapter 36-48 Reserved

Chapter 49 Admissibility of Scientific Evidence Under Daubert and Post-Daubert Rules

Chapter 50 Regulation of Carcinogens


Appendix I Standards for Protection Against Radiation

Appendix II Standards for Exposure to Toxic and Hazardous Substances

Appendix III Standards for Exposure to Asbestos

Appendix IV Standards for Exposure to Vinyl Chloride


Damages Awards Chart

Chapter 100 Amount of Awards

Chapter 101 Significant Cases Involving Specific Matters


Legal Bibliography