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Molecular Carcinogenesis And The Molecular Biology Of Human Cancer

Author : David Warshawsky
ISBN : 0849311675
Genre : Medical
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To gain a complete overview of what is presently known about molecular carcinogenesis would prove to be a very daunting task for those not already steeped in this complex subject. Fortunately, David Warshawsky and Joseph Landolph Jr., both highly respected for their own contributions to the field, know exactly whom to call upon to fulfill the need for a definitive summary. Molecular Carcinogenesis and the Molecular Biology of Human Cancer provides a technical, as well as historical, overview of research covering the science of cancer. This volume explores molecular information specific to chemical, viral, and radiation carcinogenesis, explains the working of cellular oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes, and also introduces readers to the latest genomic and proteomic approaches. The first part of the book offers basic information; the second part deals strictly with cancer in humans. It commences with discussions on induction and exposure, then reviews complex mixtures of chemical carcinogens, and provides several chapters on tumors, organized by specific organs. This section also covers chemoprevention of chemical carcinogenesis, exposure assessment, and biomarkers, as well as the role of risk assessment, before offering a discussion on prevention that includes the history and particulars of carcinogen regulations. Featuring leading researchers writing about their areas of expertise, this book provides a succinct yet detailed reference that meets the needs of professional researchers, clinicians, and environmental regulators, as well as attorneys practicing law in the area of toxic torts. Its progressive structure allows it to also serve as a primary text or resource for students in medicine and cancer research.

Molecular Biology Of Human Cancers

Author : Wolfgang Arthur Schulz
ISBN : 9781402031861
Genre : Medical
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Cancer research is now an interdisciplinary effort requiring a basic knowledge of commonly used terms, facts, issues, and concepts. This interdisciplinary book meets this need, providing an authoritative overview to the field. It presents many of the molecules and mechanisms generally important in human cancers and examines a broad, but exemplary, selection of cancers. In addition, cancer research has now reached a critical stage, in which the accumulated knowledge on molecular mechanisms is gradually translated into improved prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. This book summarizes the state, pitfalls, and potential of these efforts.

Encyclopedia Of Cancer

Author : Manfred Schwab
ISBN : 9783540368472
Genre : Medical
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This comprehensive encyclopedic reference provides rapid access to focused information on topics of cancer research for clinicians, research scientists and advanced students. Given the overwhelming success of the first edition, which appeared in 2001, and fast development in the different fields of cancer research, it has been decided to publish a second fully revised and expanded edition. With an A-Z format of over 7,000 entries, more than 1,000 contributing authors provide a complete reference to cancer. The merging of different basic and clinical scientific disciplines towards the common goal of fighting cancer makes such a comprehensive reference source all the more timely.

Comparative Molecular Carcinogenesis

Author : Andres Klein-Szanto
ISBN : UOM:39015025380273
Genre : Medical
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A detailed overview regarding the latest research into molecular mechanisms underlying tumor growth and differentiation. Examines molecular data from interspecies comparisons offering a new perspective on human and animal carcinogenesis. Establishes the foundation for assessing the adequacy of various animal models as predictors of human disease.

Molecular Biology Of Cancer

Author : Fiona Macdonald
ISBN : 9780203503447
Genre : Science
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Molecular Biology of Cancer has been extensively revised and covers heredity cancer, microarray technology and increased study of childhood cancers. It continues to provide a detailed overview of the process which lead to the development and proliferation of cancer cells, including the techniques available for their study. It also describes the means by which tumor suppressor genes and oncogenes may be used in the diagnosis and in determining the prognosis of a wide variety of cancers, including breast, genitourinary, lung and gastrointestinal cancer.

Introduction To The Cellular And Molecular Biology Of Cancer

Author : Leonard Maurice Franks
ISBN : 0198548540
Genre : Medical
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The third edition of this repected textbook has been extensively revised and updated by the authors and editors to achieve the same objectives as the two earlier editions -- to provide a relatively brief but comprehensive introduction to the initiation, development, and treatment of cancer.After an introduction describing the pathology and natural history of the disease, subsequent chapters survey particular areas of research, concentrating on the principles involved and recent developments. Each topic is reviewed authoritatively by acknowledged experts, in a way that will beunderstood by non-experts in the field.The chapters on epidemiology, genetic and chromosome changes, oncogenes, chemical and radiation carcinogenesis, growth factors, the biology of human leukaemia, and hormones and cancer have been rewritten and/or extensively revised and new developments resulting from the wide application of currenttechniques in cellular and molecular biology to the study of cancer are included. Other chapters have been revised and brought up to date, and new chapters are inclueed on cytokines and cancer, the molecular pathology of cancer, and cancer prevention and screening.Introduction to the Molecular and Celluar Bilogy of Cancer provides a general survey of the whole field of cancer as a basis for research and will serve as a valuable introduction to students and scientists new to the field.

Cancer Biology

Author : Raymond W. Ruddon
ISBN : 9780195175431
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The fourth edition of this classic text provides a thorough, yet concise review of the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the transformation of normal into malignant cells, the invasiveness of cancer cells into host tissues, and the metastatic spread of cancer cells in the host organism. It defines the fundamental pathophysiologic changes that occur in tumor tissue and in the host animal or patient. Each chapter discusses the historical development of a field, citing the key experimental advances to the present day, and evaluates the current evidence that best supports or rules out concepts of the molecular and cellular mechanisms regulating cancer cell behavior. For all the areas of fundamental cancer research, an effort has been made to relate basic research findings to the clinical disease states. The book is well written and well illustrated, with schematic diagrams and actual research data to demonstrate points made in the text. There is also an extensive, up-to-date bibliography, making the book valuable to scientists, and to physicians, students, and nurses interested in the field of cancer biology. The topics covered include pathologic characterization of human tumors, epidemiology of human cancer, regulation of cell proliferation and differentiation, cellular and molecular phenotypic characteristics of the cancer cell, mechanisms of carcinogenesis, tumor initiation and promotion, viral carcinogenesis, oncogenes and oncogene products, growth factors, chromosomal alterations in cancer, mechanisms of tumor metastasis, host-tumor interactions, fundamental aspects of tumor immunology, and the advances in cancer cell biology that will lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of cancer in the future.

Molecular Dosimetry And Human Cancer

Author : Paul L. Skipper
ISBN : 0849388007
Genre : Medical
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This book provides readers with a broad view of the field of molecular dosimetry by discussing its origins, underlying concepts, the wide range of approaches to making the measurements and applications for the results. Specific topics include the direct assessment of human carcinogens and assessment of low level risks, molecular epidemiology, validation of molecular epidemiologic methods, quantitative analysis of DNA adducts, the application of fluorescence to analysis of genotoxicity, exposure control versus risk assessment, genetic testing in the workplace, and medical screening for carcinogenesis.

Molecular Biology Of The Toxic Response

Author : Alvaro Puga
ISBN : 1439805970
Genre : Medical
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Encouraging the incorporation of molecular biology techniques into the experimental approach to various toxicological problems, the format of the book is two-staged. Each chapter first introduces how various molecular techniques can be successfully applied to solving a specific toxicology question and proceeds to describe the techniques themselves. Also included is a discussion of the benefits and limitations of these techniques . This book will prove of value to practising researchers, but also to graduate students dealing with conceptual issues relating to molecular toxicology.

Introduction To The Cellular And Molecular Biology Of Cancer

Author : Margaret Knowles
ISBN : 0191513814
Genre : Medical
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. What is cancer?, L.M. Franks and Margaret A. Knowles. 2. The causes of cancer, Naomi Allen, Robert Newton, Amy Berrington de Gonzalez, Jane Green, Emily Banks, and Timothy J. Key. 3. Inherited Susceptibility to Cancer, D. Timothy Bishop. 4. DNA Repair and Cancer, Beate Koberle, John P. Wittschieben, and Richard D. Wood. 5. Epigenetic Events in Cancer, Jonathan C. Cheng and Peter A. Jones. 6. Molecular Cytogenetics of Cancer, Denise. Sheer and Janet Shipley. 7. Oncogenes, Margaret A. Knowles. 8. Tumour suppressor genes, Sonia Lain and David P. Lane. 9. The cancer cell cycle, Chris J. Norbury. 10. Cellular immortalization and telomerase activation in cancer, Robert F. Newbold. 11. Growth factors and their signalling pathways in cancer, Sally A. Prigent. 12. Apoptosis: molecular physiology and significance for cancer therapeutics, Dean A. Fennell. 13. Mechanisms of Viral Carcinogenesis, Paul Farrell. 14. Cytokines and Cancer, Peter W. Szlosarek and Frances R. Balkwill. 15. Hormones and cancer, Charlotte L. Bevan. 16. The spread of tumours, Ian Hart. 17. Angiogenesis, K.Tahtis and R.Bicknell. 18. Stem cells, heamopoiesis, and leukaemia, Mel Greaves. 19. Animal models of cancer, Jos Jonkers and Anton Berns. 20. The immunology of cancer, Peter C. L. Beverley. 21. The molecular pathology of cancer, Tatjana Crnogorac-Jurcevic, Richard Poulsom, and Nicholas R. Lemoine. 22. From transcriptome to proteome, Silvana Debernardi, Rachel Craven, Bryan D. Young, and Rosamonde E. Banks. 23. Local treatment of cancer, Ian S. Fentiman. 24. Chemotherapy, D.R. Camidge and D.I. Jodrell. 25. Radiotherapy and molecular radiotherapy, Anne Kiltie. 26. Monoclonal antibodies and therapy, T. Geldart, M.J. Glennie, and P.W.M. Johnson. 27. Immunotherapy of cancer, Andrew M. Jackson and Joanne Porte. 28. Cancer gene therapy, John David Chester. 29. Screening, Peter Sasieni and Jack Cuzick. 30. Conclusions and prospects, Peter Selby and Margaret A Knowles.

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