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Hormone-Related Malignant Tumors

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Beschreibung

The growth and function of many tissues are influenced by hormones. Therefore it is quite understandable that hormones play a role in the development and treatment of malignant tumors. Numerous publications address this topic; however, the results of many studies are controversial and have not been unequivocally accepted. For nearly 50 years the carcinogenic effect of steroid hormones has been under debate, and their therapeutic value a matter of discussion for equally as long. The present volume concentrates on substantiated data first obtained from the study of tumors developing from hormone regulated or hormone-producing tissue, e.g., the thyroid, adrenal glands, prostate, and the female genital tract. Through a joint approach from the field of molecular biology, biochemistry, and histopathology, advances in the management of these tumors have been elaborated. Another exciting example is the endo nuclear diagnosis of adrenal tumors. Antihormones, i.e. antian drogens or GnRH analogues have proved to be important indeed since they exhibit a destructive effect on prostate carcinomas and breast cancer. Further improvements can be expected in the localization of hormones in tumor tissue by specific antibodies. A special chapter is dedicated to the diffuse endocrine cell system (DECS), the clinical significance of which has mainly become obvious in the gastroenteropancreatic tract.

Autorentext
Rolf Ackermann wurde 1952 in Duisburg, Deutschland geboren und war als Journalist und Korrespondent bei zahlreichen namhaften Zeitungen (Die Zeit, FAZ) und im Rundfunk (WDR, NDR). Langjährige Aufenthalte in Ost- und Westafrika haben ihn zu einem versierten Afrika-Kenner gemacht. Heute ist Ackermann ausschließlich als Schriftsteller tätig und lebt hauptsächlich in Wien und Namibia.

Klappentext

The role played by hormones in the development and treatment of malignant tumors has been controversial for nearly 50 years. The present volume concentrates on substantiated data obtained from the study of tumors developing from hormone-related or hormone-producing tissue, for example the thyroid, adrenal glands, prostate, and the female genital tract. Combining expertise from the fields of molecular biology, biochemistry, and histopathology, advances in the management of these tumors are elaborated. The book also provides information on the endonuclear diagnosis of adrenal tumors. Antihormones have proved to be important as they exhibit a destructive effect on prostate carcinomas and breast cancer. In addition, a special chapter discusses the diffuse endocrine cell system (DECS). Bridging the gap between molecular biology and endocrine therapy, the editors present innovative data on many aspects of hormone-related malignant tumors and offer both a survey of present knowledge and a basis for further research.



Inhalt

Contents: Biological Basics.- Diffuse Endocrine Cell System.- Thyroid Gland (C-Cell Tumors).- Adrenal Gland.- Trends in Endocrine Therapy of Prostate Cancer.- Aspects of Endocrine-Active and Endocrine-Related Tumors of the Female Genital Tract.- Subject Index.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Hormone-Related Malignant Tumors
Editor:
EAN: 9783642838187
ISBN: 3642838189
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Genre: Medizin
Anzahl Seiten: 284
Gewicht: 491g
Größe: H242mm x B170mm x T15mm
Jahr: 2012
Auflage: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1990

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