Introduction to Oncogenes and Molecular Cancer Medicine / Edition 1

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Overview

Introduction to Oncogenes and Molecular Cancer Medicine provides the p hysician with a solid understanding of molecular biology and its appli cations for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The book reviews th e basic molecular principles and the basic principles of cancer medici ne, including controls of cell growth and senescence, carcinogenesis, tumorogenesis, and epidemiology. The second part of the book gives cli nical examples to demonstrate the basic science principles, including chapters on leukemia, colon cancer, and breast cancer. A chapter on mo lecular diagnostics and screening plus a chapter on new molecular anti -cancer therapies give the reader a look at current cutting-edge thera pies as well as the future of molecular cancer medicine. A useful glos sary defines new terminology at-a-glance.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

This new book is an entry level primer to provide the physician with a solid understanding of molecular biology and its applications for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The book reviews the basic molecular biology and the basic principles of cancer medicine, including controls of cell growth and senescence, carcinogenesis, tumorogenesis, and epidemiology. The second part of the book uses clinical examples to illustrate the basic science principles, including chapters on leukemia, colon cancer and breast cancer.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387983929
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 8/21/1998
  • Edition description: 1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. Part One: Basic Principles, 1. Molecular Biology of Cells, 2. Normal Cell Growth and Senescence, 3. Oncogenes: Control of Cell Growth and Senescence, 4. Tumor Suppressor Genes, 5. Multiple Steps in the Molecular Causes of Cancer, Part Two: Clinical Exampls, 6. Molecular Diagnostics, 7. Leukemia and Lymphoma, 8. Colon Cancer, 9. Squamos Cell Carcinoma of Uterine Cervix, 10. Breast Cancer, 11. Molecular anti-Cancer Therapies, Conclusions, Glossary, Index.

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