Description : 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.
Description : Advances in molecular biology over the last several decades are being steadily applied to our understanding of the molecular biology of cancer, and these advances in knowledge are being translated into the clinical practice of oncology. This volume explores some of the most exciting recent advances in basic research on the molecular biology of cancer and how this knowledge is leading to advances in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer. * This series provides a forum for discussion of new discoveries, approaches, and ideas * Contributions from leading scholars and industry experts * Reference guide for researchers involved in molecular biology and related fields
Description : The third edition of The Molecular Biology of Cancer: Mechanisms, Targets, and Therapeutics offers a fresh approach to the study of the molecular basis of cancer, by showing how our understanding of the defective mechanisms which drive cancer is leading to the development of new targeted therapeutic agents.
Description : . 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.
Description : Drawn from the content of the new Ninth Edition of Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, this unique publication brings together the basic scientific information on the molecular biology of cancer. The format is designed to be useful both to research scientists interested in the study of cancer and to oncologists who need to understand these new developments that are having a profound impact on the care of patients with cancer. Leading scientists and clinicians in the field of molecular biology and clinical oncology have lent their expertise to this project. The text has been divided into two parts. Part I includes thirteen chapters that deal with the general principles of the molecular biology of cancer that provide the basic framework for an understanding of the behavior of cancer cells. Part II includes an up-to-date description of how this new information has affected the understanding of the biology of 19 of the most common cancers, with an emphasis on how these new findings have been translated to impact the management of cancer patients. This distinctive text provides a single concise source of information for scientists and clinicians in this rapidly developing field.
Description : This comprehensive text provides a detailed overview of the molecular mechanisms underpinning the development of cancer and its treatment. Written by an international panel of researchers, specialists and practitioners in the field, the text discusses all aspects of cancer biology from the causes, development and diagnosis through to the treatment of cancer. The text offers in-depth coverage of traditional areas of study, while also discussing areas of controversy and emerging importance and highlighting future directions for research.
Description : The Molecular Biology of Cancer discusses the state of progress in the molecular biology of cancer. The book describes the effects of anticancer agents on nucleolar ultrastructure; the role of chromosomes in the causation and progression of cancer and leukemia; the replication, modification, and repair of DNA. The text also describes the metabolism and utilization of messenger RNA and other high molecular weight RNA and low molecular weight nuclear RNA; the characteristics, structures, and functions of nuclear proteins; and the process of protein synthesis. Nucleotides are reviewed with regard to its biosynthesis, inhibition of synthesis, and development of resistance to inhibitors. The book further tackles the biochemical mechanisms of chemical carcinogenesis; the oncogenic viruses; and the molecular correlation concept. The text also demonstrates phenotypic variability as a manifestation of translational control; and plasmacytomas. Molecular biologists, virologists, pathologists, cell biologists, oncologists, pharmacologists, and students taking related courses will find the book useful.
Description : This new edition of this accessible text fully reviews our current understanding of the molecular origins of malignancy, and now includes an extended discussion on apoptosis and a new section on hereditary cancers.
Description : Thoroughly updated and incorporating the most important advances in the fast-growing field of cancer biology, The Biology of Cancer, Second Edition, maintains all of its hallmark features admired by students, instructors, researchers, and clinicians around the world. The Biology of Cancer is a textbook for students studying the molecular and cellular bases of cancer at the undergraduate, graduate, and medical school levels. The principles of cancer biology are presented in an organized, cogent, and in-depth manner. The clarity of writing, supported by an extensive full-color art program and numerous pedagogical features, makes the book accessible and engaging. The information unfolds through the presentation of key experiments that give readers a sense of discovery and provide insights into the conceptual foundation underlying modern cancer biology.
Description : This book provides a lucid survey of the entire field of cancer research. Each topic is discussed by an author who is actively engaged in the field and who is thus able to give an authoritative review, always aiming to be comprehensible to the non-expert. The book gives a wider understanding of the key issues in cancer research and treatment, indicating the areas in which exciting new developments are taking place and how the application of scientific technology may lead to the solution of many problems in cancer biology.