Therapeutic Progress in Oncology

Towards a Revolution in Cancer Therapy?

Volume 2 - Health and Patients SET Coordinated by Bruno Salgues

Therapeutic Progress in Oncology

Jacques Barbet, Arronax GIP, France
Adrien Foucquier, Consultant, France
Yves Thomas, Université de Nantes, France

ISBN : 9781786304933

Publication Date : February 2020

Hardcover 202 pp

135.00 USD



The combined effects of population growth and aging have led to an increase in the number of cancers. Preventing, diagnosing, treating and curing cancer are therefore, more than ever, imperatives facing medicine – especially to continue the decrease in cancers’ mortality rates and to improve the quality of survival.

Over time, the “classic” modes of treatment (surgery, external beam radiotherapy, chemotherapy) have become more refined and efficient. From the beginning of this century, new therapeutic options have been developed: targeted cancer therapy, targeted radionuclide therapy and immunologic therapies based on monoclonal antibodies, cellular therapy and vaccinations. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are also being introduced to the field of oncology.

Starting with the basic scientific principles relevant to oncology, this book explains and makes these concepts and innovations accessible to a wide audience – especially in the interest of patients. It also contributes to the oncological field of 4P medicine – with 4P standing for predictive, preventive, personalized and participative.


1. Genomics and Epigenetics.
2. Overview of Cancer Chemotherapy.
3. Immunology and the Immune System.
4. The Development of Immunotherapy.
5. The Maturation of Artificial Intelligence.
6. The Evolution of Cancer Therapy.

About the authors/editors

Jacques Barbet is an advisor for the management of the Arronax GIP (Groupement d’Intérêt Public) in France. Prior to this, he was a Research Director at the CNRS.

Adrien Foucquier is a scientific editor, specialized in chemistry, epistemology and philosophy of science. He often writes for the science magazine La Recherche.

Yves Thomas is Emeritus Professor at the École Polytechnique de l’Université de Nantes, France, and an advisor for the management of the Arronax GIP.