Nutritional Oncology / Edition 1by David Heber
Pub. Date: 11/20/1998
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Nutritional Oncology is an emerging field with great significance for the prevention and treatment of cancer. Over the last decade, the number of medical oncologists, nurses, dietitians, and basic scientists concerned with this field has increased markedly. Molecular biology and genetics remain central to this interdisciplinary field which integrates basic science and its clinical application. Cancer results from the expression of genomic changes. Nutritional oncology seeks to modify the environmental factors influencing these genetic changes and their expression at every stage of carcinogenesis, from initiation of the cancer cell to its metastatic spread to other areas of the body.In this regard, nutritional oncology is relevant to some of the most common forms of cancer including, breast, prostate, colon, ovarian, uterine, and pancreatic cancers.
Nutritional Oncology defines this rapidly emerging area of tremendous interest to researchers, a field poised to become a subfield of oncology. This reference provides an assessment of nutritional impact on the development and growth of cancer (or the prevention of such development and growth) as well as its role in cancer treatment. In addition to an overall discussion of nutrition and cancer, the book discusses specific nutrients and classes of nutrients. It also covers various clinical trials in nutritional care.
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Table of ContentsSection I: Biology of Nutrition and Cancer.
Fundamentals of Human Nutrition.
Nutrigenomics and Nutrigenetics.
Genetics and Epigenetics in Cancer Biology.
Metabolic Networks in Cancer Cells.
Energy Balance and Cancer.
Section II: Epidemiology of Nutrition and Cancer.
Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Cancer.
Whole Grains and Cancer.
Obesity and Cancer Risk.
Nutrition and Tobacco-Related Cancers.
Alcohol and Cancer.
Environmental Toxins, Nutrition and Cancer.
Section III: Biological Approaches to Investigating Nutrition and Cancer.
Endocrine and Paracrine Factors in Carcinogenesis.
Oxidation and Antioxidation in Cancer.
Thiols in Cancer.
Principles of Tumor Immunology.
Animal Models in Nutritional Oncology Research.
Section IV: Gene-Nutrient Interaction and Cancer Prevention.
The Challenge of Nutrition in Cancer Prevention.
Leukemia and Lymphoma.
Section V: Bioactive Food Components and Botanical Approaches to Cancer.
Dietary Supplements in Cancer Prevention and Therapy.
Dietary Fiber and Carbohydrates.
Calcium and Vitamin D.
Isoprenoids and Novel Inhibitors of Mevalonate Pathway Activities.
Section VI: Nutritional Assessment and Support of the Cancer Patient.
Cancer Anorexia and Cachexia.
Weight Management in the Breast Cancer Survivor.
Nutrition Support of the Adult Cancer Patient.
Assessing Endocrine Effects of Cancer and Ectopic Hormone Syndromes.
Counseling the Cancer Survivor.
Nutritional Support and Quality of Life.
Section VI: Nutrition Implementation Guidelines and Practice.
Modern Statistical Methods in Clinical Nutrition.
Evidence-based Practice Management in Cancer Prevention and Treatment.
Dietary Guidelines in Cancer Prevention.
The Future of Nutritional Oncology: Gene-Nutrient Interaction.
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