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

Focus on Cancer Research

Author: Carlos M. Alvarez
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 160021729X
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Medical

Focus on Cancer Research

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.

Advances in Cancer Research

Author: Paul B. Fisher
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780123942807
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Science

This serial provides authoritative information and original reviews on a variety of topics in the field of cancer research.

New Breast Cancer Research

Author: Andrew P. Yao
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 159454932X
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Medical

Breast cancer is a malignant tumour that has developed from cells of the breast. A malignant tumour is a group of cancer cells that may invade surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body. The disease occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get it as well. The main types of breast cancer are ductal carcinoma in situ, invasive ductal carcinoma, lobular carcinoma in situ, invasive lobular carcinoma, medullary carcinoma, and Paget's disease of the nipple . About 1 of 8 women will get it in her lifetime. This new book presents state-of-the-art research in this fast-moving field.

Advances in Cancer Research

Author: George F. Vande Woude
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0080569102
Release Date: 2005-05-09
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 Central Roles of Mg2+ and MgATP2- in the Regulation of Protein Synthesis and Cell Proliferation: Significance for Neoplastic Transformation; Presence and Influence of Human Papillomaviruses (HPV) in Tonsillar Cancer; T-Cell Transformation and Oncogenesis by ã2-Herpesviruses; Chaperoning Antigen Presentation by MHC Class II Molecules and Their Role in Oncogenesis; Soluble Mediators of Inflammation During Tumor Development; Classical and Non-Classical HLA Class I Antigen and NK Cell Activating Ligand Changes in Malignant Cells: Current Challenges and Future Directions.

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.

Focus on Breast Cancer Research

Author: Andrew P. Yao
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 1590339614
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Medical

Breast cancer is a malignant tumour that has developed from cells of the breast. A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that may invade surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body. The disease occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get it as well. The main types of breast cancer are ductal carcinoma in situ, invasive ductal carcinoma, lobular carcinoma in situ, invasive lobular carcinoma, medullary carcinoma, and Paget's disease of the nipple. About 1 of 8 women will get it in her lifetime. This new book presents state-of-the-art research in this fast-moving field.

Recent Advances in Cancer Research and Therapy

Author: Xin-Yuan Liu
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780123978363
Release Date: 2012-05-18
Genre: Medical

Cancer continues to be one of the major causes of death throughout the developed world, which has led to increased research on effective treatments. Because of this, in the past decade, rapid progress in the field of cancer treatment has been seen. Recent Advances in Cancer Research and Therapy reviews in specific details some of the most effective and promising treatments developed in research centers worldwide. While referencing advances in traditional therapies and treatments such as chemotherapy, this book also highlights advances in biotherapy including research using Interferon and Super Interferon, HecI based and liposome based therapy, gene therapy, and p53 based cancer therapy. There is also a discussion of current cancer research in China including traditional Chinese medicine. Written by leading scientists in the field, this book provides an essential insight into the current state of cancer therapy and treatment. Includes a wide range of research areas including a focus on biotherapy and the development of novel cancer therapeutic strategies. Formatted for a broad audience including all working in researching cancer treatments and therapies. Discusses special traits and results of Chinese cancer research.

High Dimensional Data Analysis in Cancer Research

Author: Xiaochun Li
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387697659
Release Date: 2008-12-19
Genre: Medical

Multivariate analysis is a mainstay of statistical tools in the analysis of biomedical data. It concerns with associating data matrices of n rows by p columns, with rows representing samples (or patients) and columns attributes of samples, to some response variables, e.g., patients outcome. Classically, the sample size n is much larger than p, the number of variables. The properties of statistical models have been mostly discussed under the assumption of fixed p and infinite n. The advance of biological sciences and technologies has revolutionized the process of investigations of cancer. The biomedical data collection has become more automatic and more extensive. We are in the era of p as a large fraction of n, and even much larger than n. Take proteomics as an example. Although proteomic techniques have been researched and developed for many decades to identify proteins or peptides uniquely associated with a given disease state, until recently this has been mostly a laborious process, carried out one protein at a time. The advent of high throughput proteome-wide technologies such as liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectroscopy make it possible to generate proteomic signatures that facilitate rapid development of new strategies for proteomics-based detection of disease. This poses new challenges and calls for scalable solutions to the analysis of such high dimensional data. In this volume, we will present the systematic and analytical approaches and strategies from both biostatistics and bioinformatics to the analysis of correlated and high-dimensional data.

Trends in Ovarian Cancer Research

Author: A. P. Bardos
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 1594540233
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Medical

Ovarian cancer is cancer that begins in the cells that constitute the ovaries, including surface epithelial cells, germ cells, and the sex cord-stromal cells. Cancer cells that metastasize from other organ sites to the ovary (most commonly breast or colon cancers) are not then considered ovarian cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, ovarian cancer accounts for 4 percent of all cancers among women and ranks fifth as a cause of their deaths from cancer. The American Cancer Society statistics for ovarian cancer estimate that there will be 25,400 new cases and 14,300 deaths in 2003. The death rate for this disease has not changed much in the last 50 years. Unfortunately, almost 70 percent of women with the common epithelial ovarian cancer are not diagnosed until the disease is advanced in stage - i.e., has spread to the upper abdomen (stage III) or beyond (stage IV). The 5-year survival rate for these women is only 15 to 20 percent, whereas the 5-year survival rate for stage I disease patients approaches 90 percent and for stage II disease patients approaches 70 percent. from and whether the tumor is benign or cancerous. The three main types of ovarian tumors are: Epithelial Tumors, Germ Cell Tumors and Stromal Tumors. This new book brings together new and leading-edge research from around the world.

Genetically Engineered Mice for Cancer Research

Author: Jeffrey E. Green
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387698052
Release Date: 2011-12-09
Genre: Medical

Genetically-engineered mouse models for cancer research have become invaluable tools for studying cancer biology and evaluating novel therapeutic approaches. This volume focuses on state-of-the-art methods for generating, analyzing and validating such models for studying aspects of human cancer biology. Additionally, these models are emerging as important pre-clinical systems in which to test cancer prevention and therapeutic strategies in order to select compounds for testing in clinical trials.

Gastric Cancer Research Trends

Author: Marilyn B. Tompkins
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 1600217257
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Stomach

Stomach cancer (also called gastric cancer) is the growth of cancer cells in the lining and wall of the stomach. Stomach cancer represents roughly 2 percent (25,500) cases of all new cancer cases yearly in the United States, but it is much more common in Japan, Great Britain, South America, and Iceland. It is associated with high salt in the diet, smoking, and low intake of fruits and vegetables.Infection with H. pylori is the main risk factor in about 80 percent or more of gastric cancers. It is more common in men. A very small percentage of diffuse-type gastric cancers are thought to be genetic. Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer (HDGC) has only recently been identified and research is ongoing, but genetic testing and treatment options are available for families at risk. Metastasis occurs in 80-90 percent of individuals with stomach cancer, with a five year survival rate of 75 percent in those diagnosed in early stages and less than 30 percent of those diagnosed in late stages. This book presents new and important research from around the world.

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.