Advances in Cancer Research

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Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780124072039
Release Date: 2013-06-11
Genre: Science

Advances in Cancer Research provides invaluable information on the exciting and fast-moving field of cancer research. Here, once again, outstanding and original reviews are presented on a variety of topics. Provides information on cancer research Oustanding and original reviews Suitable for researchers and students

Cancer Research Secrets

Author: Keith Scott-Mumby
Publisher: Mother Whale Incorporated
ISBN: 0983878404
Release Date: 2011-06-01
Genre: Medical

The author presents background information and his perspective on various alternative and holistic treatment methods for cancer.

Targeted Therapy in Translational Cancer Research

Author: Apostolia-Maria Tsimberidou
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118468579
Release Date: 2015-12-21
Genre: Medical

Translational medicine has opened the gateway to the era of personalized medicine. No longer a one-size-fits-all approach, the treatment of cancer is now based on an understanding of underlying biologic mechanisms and is increasingly being tailored to the molecular specificity of a tumor. Translational Oncology: Targeted Therapy in Translational Cancer Research provides a comprehensive overview of the pertinent molecular discoveries in the cancer field and explains the clinical ramifications and utility of these on targeted cancer therapies. Beginning with a chapter introducing the “Bench to Bedside and Back” paradigm, an overview is presented of the exponential growth in the field of translational medicine, including historical perspectives and recent progress. Following the introduction, subsequent chapters review the progress of targeted therapy within three major categories: hematological malignancies, solid tumors, and hereditary cancers. Each of these categories comprises a single a chapter with subsections that discuss specific cancer types. Following this is a chapter on targeted and functional imaging that reviews progress in the different modalities of anatomical and molecular imaging used to complement targeted therapy. The next chapter discusses the need to combine individual agents with existing therapies or in novel combinations in order to overcome drug resistance. Following this is a chapter presenting the challenges in drug development and the selection of targets for cancer therapeutics. The final chapter offers perspectives on personalized medicine and presents future challenges in the investigation of optimal combinations and the identification of biomarkers that can provide both predictive and prognostic information for tailoring targeted therapies to individual patients.

New Gene Therapy and Cancer Research

Author: Wilma B. Gustafsson
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 1600219691
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Medical

Genes, which are carried on chromosomes, are the basic physical and functional units of heredity. Genes are specific sequences of bases that encode instructions on how to make proteins. Although genes get a lot of attention, it's the proteins that perform most life functions and even make up the majority of cellular structures. When genes are altered so that the encoded proteins are unable to carry out their normal functions, genetic disorders can result. Gene therapy is an experimental treatment that involves introducing genetic material into a person's cells to fight disease. Gene therapy is being studied in clinical trials for many different types of cancer and for numerous other diseases. This book offers important research from around the globe dedicated to this dynamic subject.

Advances in Cancer Research

Author: George F. Vande Woude
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780123855244
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Medical

Advances in Cancer Research provides invaluable information on the exciting and fast-moving field of cancer research. Here, once again, outstanding and original reviews are presented on a variety of topics.

Immunotherapy in Translational Cancer Research

Author: Laurence J. N. Cooper
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118684504
Release Date: 2018-02-08
Genre: Medical

A guide to state-of-the-art cancer immunotherapy in translational cancer research A volume in the Translational Oncology series, Immunotherapy in Translational Cancer Research explores the recent developments in the role that immunotherapy plays in the treatment of a wide range of cancers. The editors present key concepts, illustrative examples, and suggest alternative strategies in order to achieve individualized targeted therapy. Comprehensive in scope, Immunotherapy in Translational Cancer Research reviews the relevant history, current state, and the future of burgeoning cancer-fighting therapies. The book also includes critical information on drug development, clinical trials, and governmental resources and regulatory issues. Each chapter is created to feature: development of the immunotherapy; challenges that have been overcome in order to scale up and undertake clinical trials; and clinical experience and application of research. This authoritative volume is edited by a team of noted experts from MD Anderson Cancer Center, the world’s foremost cancer research and care center and: Offers a comprehensive presentation of state-of-the-art cancer immunotherapy research that accelerates the pace of clinical cancer care Filled with the concepts, examples, and approaches for developing individualized therapy Explores the breath of treatments that reflect the complexity of the immune system itself Includes contributions from a panel international experts in the field of immunotherapy Designed for physicians, medical students, scientists, pharmaceutical executives, public health and public policy government leaders and community oncologists, this essential resource offers a guide to the bidirectional interaction between laboratory and clinic immunotherapy cancer research.

Heal

Author: Arlene Weintraub
Publisher: ECW/ORIM
ISBN: 9781770908000
Release Date: 2015-10-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

How man’s best friend could help cure man’s greatest scourge: “An Emperor of All Maladies for dog lovers” (Dr. Sarah Boston, author of Lucky Dog: How Being a Veterinarian Saved My Life). Drawn from extensive research, on-the-ground reporting, and personal experience, this book explores the fascinating role dogs (and cats) are playing in the search for cures for cancer. Learn how veterinarians and oncologists are working together to discover new treatments—cutting-edge therapies designed to help both animals and people suffering from cancer. Heal introduces readers to the field of comparative oncology by describing several research projects aimed at finding new therapies for cancers that are similar in dogs and people, including lymphoma, osteosarcoma, breast cancer, melanoma, and gastric cancer. The author, who lost her sister to gastric cancer, also writes about the emerging science behind the remarkable ability of dogs to sniff out early stage cancer and the efforts underway to translate that talent into diagnostic devices for early detection of the disease. In the course of bringing these dogs and their human companions to life, Arlene Weintraub takes her own personal journey from grief to healing, as she shows how man’s best friend might be the key to unlocking the mysteries of cancer. “Readers will share Weintraub’s growing appreciation for the canine and feline subjects (and their owners) who are helping to advance cancer research.” —Publishers Weekly

Advances in Cancer Research

Author:
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080522289
Release Date: 2001-10-16
Genre: Science

The Advances in Cancer Research series provides invaluable information on the exciting and fast-moving field of cancer research. This volume presents outstanding and original reviews on a variety of topics, including suppressor and oncogenic roles of TGF-b and its signaling pathways in tumorigenesis, hereditary diffuse gastric disease, the role of heparan sulfate proteoglycans in cell signaling and cancer, V-gene mutations in B-cell-derived human malignancy, MHC antigens and tumor escape from immune surveillance, the role of selection in progressive neoplastic transformation, and the genomic stability, neuronal development, and cancer cross paths of ATM. Suppressor and Oncogenic Roles of TGF-aand Its Signaling Pathways in Tumorigenesis Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Disease Role of Heparan Sulfate Proteoglycans in Cell Signaling and Cancer The Occurrence and Significance of V-Vene Mutations in B Cell-Derived Human Malignancy MHC Antigens and Tumor Escape from Immune Surveillance Foundations in Cancer Research: The Role of Selection in Progressive Neoplastic Transformation ATM: Genomic Stability, Neuronal Development, and Cancer Cross Paths

Focus on Kidney Cancer Research

Author: Kelvin R. Nuñez
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 1594541108
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Medical

Kidney cancer usually occurs in older adults and constitutes about 2 per cent of all adult cancers (more frequent in men than women). It is also known as nephrocarcinoma, renal cell carcinoma, hypernephroma, and Grawitz's tumour. This book includes within its scope the prevention, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of kidney cancer. Leading-edge scientific research from throughout the world is presented.

Progress in Oral Cancer Research

Author: Frederik L. Nielsen
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 1600218652
Release Date: 2007-12-01
Genre: Medical

Oral cancer is any cancerous tissue growth located in the mouth. It may arise as a primary lesion originating in any of the oral tissues, by metastasis from a distant site of origin, or by extension from a neighbouring anatomic structure, such as the nasal cavity or the maxillary sinus. Oral cancers may originate in any of the tissues of the mouth, and may be of varied histologic types: teratoma, adenocarcinoma derived from a major or minor salivary gland, lymphoma from tonsillar or other lymphoid tissue, or melanoma from the pigment producing cells of the oral mucosa. Far and away the most common oral cancer is squamous cell carcinoma, originating in the tissues that line the mouth and lips. Oral or mouth cancer most commonly involves the tissue of the lips or the tongue. It may also occur on the floor of the mouth, cheek lining, gingiva (gums), or palate (roof of the mouth). Most oral cancers look very similar under the microscope and are called squamous cell carcinoma. These are malignant and tend to spread rapidly. This book presents important new research in the field.

Frontiers in Cancer Research

Author: Lee P. Jeffries
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 1600211011
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Medical

Cancer is a group of different diseases (over 100) characterised by uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. Cancer can arise in many sites and behave differently depending on its organ of origin. If a cancer spreads (metastasises), the new tumour bears the same name as the original (primary) tumour. Significant progress has been made in recent years in the battle against cancer and in understanding its underlying biological mechanisms. This research progress has resulted in many experimental treatments and cures which establish hope for wide-spread cures. This book brings together important research from around the world in this frontal field.

Trends in Thyroid Cancer Research

Author: Carl A. Milton
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 1594546274
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Medical

Thyroid cancer is cancer of the thyroid gland. These may be of many types including papillary, follicular, Hurthle cell (aka oxyphilic or oncocytic), or medullary cancers. Surgery plays an important role in treating these cancers. The thyroid concentrates iodine and so is extremely sensitive to the effects of various radioactive isotopes of iodine produced by nuclear fission. These radioactive isotopes increase the chances of developing cancer, though thyroid cancer can develop even without any exposure to radioactivity. Some evidence suggests that insufficient or excessive dietary iodine may also increase the risk for thyroid cancer. This book presents the latest research in this field.

Trends in Bone Cancer Research

Author: E. V. Birch
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 1594543461
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Medical

Primary bone tumours are tumours that start in the bone. In contrast, secondary bone cancer is where the cancer started in another part of the body but has then spread to the bones. The most common types of primary bone tumor are osteosarcoma and Ewing's sarcoma, both of which are most frequently diagnosed in children and young adults. Other less common types of bone cancer include: Chondrosarcoma (a cancer arising in cartilage cells, usually found in adults between ages 50-75, though the less common mesenchymal-chondrosarcoma is more frequent in younger patients), Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma of bone (MFH), Chondoma (a rare low grade malignancy occurring mostly between ages 30 -70), and other rare tumours. This new book brings together leading research from throughout the world in this important area of research.