Library Catalog Down January 31 through February 1

January 27, 2011

The library catalog will be down Monday, January 31, and Tuesday, February 1, for hardware and software upgrades. If you need to find a journal (print or online) during this time, please use our Online Journals, eBooks, etc. list. If you need to find a book, please check with library staff. We will have a backup system in place to help us locate materials. You can reach us by phone (626-301-8497 or x68497) or e-mail (, or you can stop by in person, and we’ll help you.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this downtime. We hope that our new server and upgraded software will make our catalog faster and more reliable.


New books

January 26, 2011

We just processed a  big batch of new books.   You can find these on the New Books shelf near the library entrance.

Biological Sciences and Oncology
QH 324.2 B557b 2009.
Building bioinformatics solutions : with Perl, R, and MySQL.
Conrad Bessant, Ian Shadforth, Darren Oakley.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.

QH 441.2 P514b 2009.
Bioinformatics and functional genomics.
Jonathan Pevsner.
2nd ed.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Blackwell, c2009.

QS 4 S283e 2011.
Essentials of anatomy and physiology.
Valerie C. Scanlon, Tina Sanders.
6th ed.
Philadelphia, PA : F.A. Davis Co., c2011.

QS 17 R737c 2011.
Color atlas of anatomy : a photographic study of the human body.
Johannes W. Rohen, Chihiro Yokochi, Elke Lutjen-Drecoll.
7th ed.
Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins ; Stuttgart : Schattauer, c2011.

QV 39 N973 2010.
Nurse’s drug handbook.
Sudbury, MA : Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

QZ 206 B615 2010.
Biomedical Informatics for cancer reserach.
Michael F. Ochs, John T. Casagrande, Ramana V. Davuluri, editors.
New York : Springer, c2010.

QZ 267 C517 2009.
Chemotherapy and biotherapy guidelines and recommendations for practice.
3rd ed. / edited by Martha Polovich, Julie M. Whitford, Mikaela Olsen.
Pittsburgh, PA : Oncology Nursing Society, c2009.

QZ 268 M6647 2010.
Minimally invasive cancer management.
Frederick L. Greene, B. Todd Heniford, editors.
2nd ed.
New York : Springer, c2010.

QZ 275 P3713 2011.
Pediatric radiation oncology.
Edward C. Halperin … [et al.].
5th ed.
Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2011.

QZ 275 P957 2011.
Principles and practice of pediatric oncology.
editors, Philip A. Pizzo and David G. Poplack ; associate editors, Peter C. Adamson, Susan Blaney, Lee J. Helman.
6th ed.
Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2011.

Medicine and Nursing
W 20.5 M174s 2005.
Scientific integrity : text and cases in responsible conduct of research.
Francis L. Macrina.
3rd ed.
Washington, DC : ASM Press, c2005.

WB 102.5 G813h 2010.
How to read a paper : the basics of evidence-based medicine.
Trisha Greenhalgh.
4th ed.
Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell/BMJ Books, 2010.

WD 220 F6467 2011.
Fluids & electrolytes made incredibly easy!
5th ed.
Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2011.

WG 140 E172 2011.
ECG interpretation made incredibly easy!
5th ed.
Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2011.

WG 340 K176 2010.
Kaplan’s clinical hypertension.
editors, Norman M. Kaplan, Ronald G. Victor ; with a chapter by Joseph T. Flynn.
10th ed.
Philadelphia : Wollters Kluwer Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Health, c2010.

WH 540 M9605 2010.
Multiple myeloma : a textbook for nurses.
edited by Joseph D. Tariman.
Pittsburgh, Pa. : Oncology Nursing Society, c2010.

WJ 300 R393 2010.
Renal and electrolyte disorders.
edited by Robert W. Schrier.
7th ed.
Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2010.

WL 140 N4925 2010.
Neurology for the non-neurologist.
[edited by] William J. Weiner … [et al.].
6th ed.
Philadelphia, PA : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2010.

WM 140 M414 2010.
Massachusetts General Hospital handbook of general hospital psychiatry.
Theodore A. Stern … [et al.].
6th ed.
Philadelphia : Saunders/Elsevier, c2010.

WN 208 K923s 2011.
Sonography principles and instruments.
Frederick W. Kremkau ; with contributions by Flemming Forsberg.
8th ed.
St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier/Saunders, c2011.

WO 100 G812 2011.
Greenfield’s surgery : scientific principles and practice.
editors, Michael W. Mulholland … [et al.] ; illustrations by Holly R. Fischer.
5th ed.
Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2011.

WR 140 P9576 2010.
Principles of skin care and the oncology patient.
edited by Marilyn L. Haas, Giselle J. Moore-Higgs.
Pittsburgh : Oncology Nursing Society, c2010.

WS 141 C976.
Current diagnosis & treatment pediatrics.
New York : McGraw-Hill Medical.

WS 300 N273 2009.
Nathan and Oski’s hematology of infancy and childhood.
edited by Stuart H. Orkin … [et al.].
7th ed.
Philadelphia : Saunders/Elsevier, c2009.

WS 366 P3715.
Pediatric dosage handbook
[edited by] Carol K. Takemoto, Jane H. Hodding, Donna M. Kraus.
Hudson, Ohio : Lexi-Comp ; [Washington, D.C.?] : American Pharmaceutical Association.

WY 16 C761 2011.
Contemporary nursing : issues, trends, & management.
[edited by] Barbara Cherry, Susan R. Jacob.
Ed. 5.
St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier/Mosby, c2011.

WY 20.5 S529 2011.
Shaping health policy through nursing research.
Ada Sue Hinshaw, Patricia A. Grady, editors.
New York, NY : Springer, c2011.

WY 100 H371u 2011.
Ulrich & Canale’s nursing care planning guides : prioritization, delegation, and critical thinking.
Nancy Haugen, Sandra Galura.
7th ed.
Maryland Heights, Mo. : Elsevier/Saunders, c2011.

WY 105 F724n 2011.
Nursing leadership for patient-centered care : authenticity presence intuition expertise.
Harriet Forman.
New York, NY : Springer Pub. Co., c2011.

WY 150 M489 2011.
Medical-surgical nursing : assessment and management of clinical problems.
Sharon L. Lewis … [et al.].
8th ed.
St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier/Mosby, c2011.

WY 156 A2446 2009.
Advanced oncology nursing certification review and resource manual.
edited by Barbara Holmes Gobel, Shirley Triest-Robertson, Wendy H. Vogel.
Pittsburg, Pa. : Oncology Nursing Society, c2009.

WY 156 C2125 2010.
Cancer basics.
edited by Julia Eggert.
Pittsburgh, Pa. : Oncology Nursing Society, c2010.

WY 156 C517 2010.
Chemotherapy & biotherapy scenarios.
edited by Marlon Garzo Saria.
Pittsburgh, Pa. : Oncology Nursing Society, c2010.

WY 156 C797s 2005.
Study guide for the Core curriculum for oncology nursing.
edited by Suzanne M. Mahon.
4th ed.
St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier/ Saunders, c2005.

WY 156 D295h 2010.
Handbook of integrative oncology nursing : evidence-based practice.
by Georgia M. Decker, Colleen O. Lee ; guest contributor, Linda U. Krebs.
Pittsburgh, PA : Oncology Nursing Society, c2010.

WY 156 E786 2008.
Essentials of pediatric hematology/oncology nursing : a core curriculum.
editor, Nancy E. Kline.
3rd ed.
Glenview, IL : Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses, c2008.

WY 156 G3285 2010.
Genetics and genomics in oncology nursing practice.
edited by Kathleen A. Calzone, Agnes Masny, and Jean Jenkins.
Pittsburgh, Penn. : Oncology Nursing Society, 2010.

WY 156 G9456 2010.
A guide to oncology symptom management.
edited by Carlton G. Brown.
Pittsburgh, Penn. : Oncology Nursing Society, c2010.

WY 156 K197b 2007.
Breaking the silence on cancer and sexuality : a handbook for healthcare providers.
by Anne Katz.
Pittsburgh, Pa. : Oncology Nursing Society, c2007.

WY 159 W8728s 2009.
Study guide for Wong’s essentials of pediatric nursing.
[edited by] Marilyn J. Hockenberry, David Wilson. Prepared by Kelley Ward.
8th ed.
St. Louis, Mo : Mosby/Elsevier, c2009.

WY 159 W872 2011.
Wong’s nursing care of infants and children.
[edited by] Marilyn J. Hockenberry, David Wilson.
9th ed.
St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier/Mosby, c2011.

WZ 345 O291w 2010.
Writing for publication in nursing.
Marilyn H. Oermann, Judith C. Hays.
2nd ed.
New York, NY : Springer Pub., c2010.

Provocative questions in cancer research

January 25, 2011

The National Cancer Institute recently launched the Provocative Questions web site to “assemble a list of important but non-obvious questions that will stimulate the NCI’s research communities to use laboratory, clinical, and population sciences in especially effective and imaginative ways.”  Once you register, you can “submit an original question, comment upon an existing question, rank a question, or comment upon an existing comment.”  Here are the questions that have been submitted and posted on the site:

  • Why are some disseminated cancers cured by chemotherapy alone?
  • Are there definable properties of non-malignant lesions that predict the likelihood of progression to invasive disease?
  • Why do many cancer cells die when suddenly deprived of a protein encoded by an oncogene?
  • What molecular mechanism(s) are responsible for the well-documented association of obesity with certain types of cancer?
  • How can we harness new technologies to inhibit traditionally “undruggable” target proteins, such as transcription factors, that are required for cancer cell viability?

And a little more recreational reading

January 19, 2011

Here are two more new additions to our recreational reading collection:

My father at 100.
Ron Reagan.
New York : Viking, c2011.

The Janus stone.
Elly Griffiths.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2011, c2010.

New recreational reading for the new year

January 17, 2011

A new shipment of popular fiction and nonfiction has just arrived!

I shall not hate : a Gaza doctor’s journey on the road to peace and human dignity.
Izzeldin Abuelaish.
New York : Walker & Co., 2011, c2010.

A being so gentle : the frontier love story of Rachel and Andrew Jackson.
Patricia Brady.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, c2011.

The lost gate : a novel of the mither mages.
Orson Scott Card.
New York : Tor, c2010.

Doctor Chopra says : medical facts and myths everyone should know.
Sanjiv Chopra and Alan Lotvin with David Fisher.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, c2010.

To have and to kill.
Mary Jane Clark.
New York : William Morrow, c2010.

Cat sitter among the pigeons : a Dixie Hemingway mystery.
Blaize Clement.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2011, c2010.

The lake of dreams.
Kim Edwards.
New York : Viking, c2011.

Backstage stuff.
Sharon Fiffer.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2011, c2010.

Mr. Monk on the road : a novel.
by Lee Goldberg.
New York : Obsidian, c2011.

Behind the dream : the making of the speech that transformed a nation.
Clarence B. Jones and Stuart Connelly.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, c2011.

The science of kissing : what our lips are telling us.
Sheril Kirshenbaum.
New York : Grand Central Pub., c2011.

What the night knows : a novel.
Dean Koontz.
New York : Bantam Books, c2010.

The inner circle.
Brad Meltzer.
New York : Grand Central Pub., c2011.

Saying goodbye : how families can find renewal through loss.
Barbara Okun and Joseph Nowinski.
New York : Berkley Books, c2011.

Cleopatra : a life.
Stacy Schiff.
New York : Little, Brown and Co., c2010.

Free repository of posters from Faculty of 1000

January 11, 2011

Faculty of 1000 Posters screenshotFaculty of 1000 has created the Open Poster Repository for Biology & Medicine, a free repository of posters from conferences in medicine and the life sciences.  According to the site,

Our aim in building F1000 Posters is to give poster presenters and supporting societies the opportunity to make their work known to a wider audience. It will also enable much greater discussion on new research, hopefully opening up opportunities for new collaborations which will help advance scientific research as a whole. Posters deposited here will be reviewed by our world-renowned Faculty who will select posters that they consider to be particularly interesting and important and write evaluations for inclusion in our award-winning F1000 evaluation service.

There is no charge to access the site or to deposit a poster.

Also, access to the Faculty of 1000 database is available to City of Hope staff and students via the Graff Library’s subscription.  Faculty of 1000 highlights and evaluates papers in biology and medicine that their panel of expert reviewers considers interesting and/or important.  It’s an excellent tool for familiarizing yourself with a new topic or keeping up with the latest, most important work in a subject area.  You can use the My F1000 feature to customize the service for your interests and receive email notifications when new papers are added.  If you would like to learn more about Faculty of 1000, please contact the library.

1999-2007 Cancer Incidence and Mortality Data

January 5, 2011

The 1999–2007 United States Cancer Statistics (USCS): Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report was released in late December.  According to the press release,

This year’s report features information on more than one million invasive cancer cases diagnosed during 2007 among residents of 49 states, six metropolitan areas, and the District of Columbia—geographic areas in which about 99% of the U.S. population resides.

California had the 10th-lowest rate of overall cancer incidence (age-adjusted) in 2007, while our neighbor Arizona had the lowest rate.  At the other end of the scale, Delaware had the highest incidence rate.

Here’s some data for the Los Angeles area:

Top 3 cancer sites for men (incidence):

  1. Prostate
  2. Lung and bronchus
  3. Colon and rectum

Top 3 cancer sites for women (incidence):

  1. Breast
  2. Colon and rectum
  3. Lung and bronchus

The report is produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), in collaboration with the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR).