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Hormonal therapy of breast and prostate cancer inaugurated the era of chemotherapy, and it is to Dr. Charles Huggins that this comprehensive discussion of endocrine cancer therapy is most fittingly dedicated. The editor has himself been an active and productive clinical investigator in this field, and he has chosen well-qualified clinicians and basic scientists as co-authors of the various sections. The biochemistry and metabolism of steroids by the host are well summarized in the early chapters, with major emphasis on prostate and breast. The role of hormone receptors mediating the tissue response, by enabling intracellular concentration of the hormone to
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Endocrine Therapy in Malignant Disease.. Ann Intern Med. 1972;77:1013–1014. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-77-6-1013_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;77(6):1013-1014.
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