The updated edition of the Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer: A Guide to Cancer and Its Treatments will provide a fully updated, comprehensive survey of over 650 cancers, cancer drugs, traditional and alternative treatments, diagnostic procedures, and side effects. Rubrics for cancer type entries will include: Definition, Description, Demographics, Causes and Symptoms; Diagnosis; Clinical Staging; Coping with Cancer Treatments, Clinical Trials; Prevention; Special Concerns; and Resources. Rubrics for cancer drug entries will include: Definition; Purpose; Description; Recommended Dosage; Precautions; Side Effects; and Interactions. Questions to Ask Your Doctor and Key Terms sidebars will appear throughout the text. This edition will include new entries; updated entries; about 300 color images and illustrations, including a separate section of anatomical body system illustrations; a comprehensive subject index; a medical glossary; and an appendix of cancer centers, national support groups, government agencies and research groups.