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Welcome to the Growth Control & Cancer Selected Library Resources Guide. Click on the tabs above for more information. Please contact me if you have any questions about or need help with any of the resources listed in this guide.


"The incurable cancer of the soul." - The Dialogues of Plato, translated into English by Benjamin Jewett, 1875.

"Sloth is a Cancer eating up that Time Princes should cultivate for Things subline." - Bishop Thomas Ken (1637-1711)

"This Cancer is a fretting and growing evil." - richard Baxter (1615-1691)


Cancer is a fast-paced area of research.  Since President Nixon declared in his 1971 State of the Union address an " intensive campaign to find a cure for cancer," scientists have made enormous strides in understanding the basic mechanisms of cancer and devising new treatments for effective therapies. Emerging new technologies lead to the possibility of diagnosing cancer at the molecular level. This Research Guide is designed to provide sources of information on Cancer available through the Brandeis Library & Technology Services, plus a framework for locating materials elsewhere, and to introduce tools for keeping current in the field.

Cutting Edge Research

Look for cutting-edge life sciences research in peer-reviewed journals, which employ a structured reviewing system, by which at least two experts in the field evaluate each manuscript and advise the editor as to acceptance or rejection. Research articles form the primary literature of science.

Components of the research article

1.  Title of article should indicate of the article
2.  Names and affiliations of authors
3. Abstract consisting of a summary of article.
4. Methods described in such a way that another scientists can repeat the observations and know whether s/he has obtained the same results.
5. Results accompanied by figures and tables.
6. Discussion or Conclusion based on the research results.
7. References. Note that different journals use different formats.  Each citation to an article lists the author(s), article title, name of journal, volume, pages, year. The order of the elements may vary according to instructions to the authors.

Academic Outreach Librarian to the Sciences

Melanie Radik
Farber Library, Level 2

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