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Cancer Chemoprevention

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Great advances were made in the pharmacologic-based treatment of cancer in prior decades. However, despite a marked increase in ou... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Great advances were made in the pharmacologic-based treatment of cancer in prior decades. However, despite a marked increase in our understanding ofcell and molecular mechanisms underlying the neoplastic process, therapy for advanced disease remains limited. While the reasons for this are many, it is generally accepted that advanced neoplasms contain a relatively large number of genetic and molecularalterations contributingto the maintenanceofthe neoplastic process. Such a situation precludes easy pharmacologic intervention. However, our ability to detect cancer at an earlier stage, coupled with our increased understandingofcarcinogenesis, are propellingboth basic and clinical scientiststo pursue early intervention/chemopreventive approaches. This is based upon the notion that fewer molecularaberrations are presentearlyon inthedisease process. It also takes advantage ofthe fact that advances in both technology, and in the field ofcancer biology, coupled with a heightened vigilance, have increased our ability to detect early disease more readily. The chemopreventive approach is highly attractive for a number ofreasons. First, treatment ofpre-neoplastic, or early neoplastic, lesions would prevent the significant mobility and mortality associated with advanced neoplastic disorders.

Zusammenfassung
Offers an overview of topics related to cancer chemoprevention. This book provides a review of topics ranging from basic research arenas to clinical trial design, implementation, and interpretation. It covers areas necessary for understanding the field of cancer chemoprevention for the interested reader, for individuals wishing to enter this area.

Inhalt

Introduction. 1. Agent Identification and Preclinical Testing; J.A. Crowell, C.J. Holmes. 2. Intermediate Biomarkers; J.W. Kosmeder, J.M. Pezzuto. 3. Tissue Microdissection and Processing; A. Maitra, A.F. Gazdar. 4. Basic Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamic Principles; C.H. Takimoto. 5. Chemoprevention in Prostate Cancer; C. Nabhan, R. Bergan. 6. Chemoprevention of Breast Cancer; R.M. ORegan, V.C. Jordan. 7. Chemoprevention of Colon Cancer; M. Mulcahy, A. Benson. 8. Lung Cancer; E.P. Worden, G.P. Kalemkerian. 9. Chemoprevention in Head and Neek Cancer; A. Mellott, E. Vkes. 10. Chemoprevention of Superficial Bladder Cancer; R. Lieberman. 11. Chemoprevention of Skin Cancer; M. A. Horn, K. B. Gordon. 12. The Role of Vaccines in Cancer Prevention; S.N. Khleif, H. Frederickson. Index.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Cancer Chemoprevention
Editor:
EAN: 9780792372592
ISBN: 079237259X
Format: Fester Einband
Genre: Medizin
Anzahl Seiten: 332
Gewicht: 660g
Größe: H235mm x B155mm x T23mm
Jahr: 2001
Auflage: 2001