The Resource Hepatitis B and the prevention of primary cancer of the liver : selected publications of Baruch S. Blumberg, edited by Baruch S. Blumberg

Hepatitis B and the prevention of primary cancer of the liver : selected publications of Baruch S. Blumberg, edited by Baruch S. Blumberg

Label
Hepatitis B and the prevention of primary cancer of the liver : selected publications of Baruch S. Blumberg
Title
Hepatitis B and the prevention of primary cancer of the liver
Title remainder
selected publications of Baruch S. Blumberg
Statement of responsibility
edited by Baruch S. Blumberg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This important book comprises a narrative account of research on the hepatitis B virus (and related subjects) and selected reprints from the laboratory of Nobel laureate Baruch S Blumberg and his colleagues. The hepatitis B virus (HBV) is one of the ten most common deadly infectious diseases and is responsible for 1.1 million deaths a year worldwide. Research in his laboratory resulted in the discovery of HBV and the invention of the vaccine which protects one against it. The research began as an apparently esoteric study of human biochemical and immunologic variation. This required field-work in Africa, the Arctic, the Pacific, the Americas, and in many other locations and populations. The overall goal was to identify inherited biological differences which were related to differing responses to disease-causing agents. The virus was discovered using the blood of an infected person who had developed the antibody, to detect the virus present in another infected person who had become a carrier of the virus. Screening of blood donors led to the near-elimination of post-transfusion hepatitis B. There are now national HBV vaccination programs in more than 70 countries. During the past decade these programs have strikingly reduced the prevalence of HBV in many countries and there has been a significant drop in the incidence of cancer of the liver in the vaccinated cohorts. The HBV vaccination program is now, after smoking cessation, the most widely used cancer prevention program in the world
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
616.3/623
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC848.H44
LC item number
H4835 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
World Scientific series in 20th century biology
Series volume
v. 4
Label
Hepatitis B and the prevention of primary cancer of the liver : selected publications of Baruch S. Blumberg, edited by Baruch S. Blumberg
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Introductory essay. 1. Introduction -- 2. Early training and research -- 3. Genetic polymorphism -- 4. The study of transfused patients, 1960 -- 5. The Institute for Cancer Research, Fox Chase Cancer Center, 1964-1997 -- 6. Australia antigen and the hepatitis B virus, 1964 -- 7. Control of post-transfusion hepatitis B, 1969 -- 8. Invention of Hepatitis B Vaccine, 1969 -- 9. HBV and primary cancer of the liver, 1969 -- 10. Iron and iron-binding proteins, 1974 -- 11. HBV, genetics, and related topics, 1967 -- 12. Methods of transmission -- 13. Anti-virals -- 14. Miscellaneous, ephemeral, and unpublished articles -- 15. Hepatitis B virus; a subjective view -- II. Selected publications: bibliography -- III. Facsimiles of selected publications -- IV. Acknowledgements
Control code
ocn827945007
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 626 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789812813688
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, portrait, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b36344710
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)827945007
  • ebsco9812813683

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