Tumor Prevention and Genetics III / Edition 1

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Overview

This volume contains the majority of the invited keynote lectures presented by experts at the Third International Conference on Controversies in Tumor Prevention and Genetics on 12-14 February 2004 in St.Gallen, Switzerland. Together, they reveal the latest findings in oncogenetics and its relations to recent and future developments in primary and secondary tumor prevention, especially in breast, colon and lung cancer. All contributions are written and have been critically reviewed by internationally recognised leaders in the field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540222286
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 7/28/2009
  • Series: Recent Results in Cancer Research Series , #166
  • Edition description: 2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 334
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Lifestyle and medical approaches to cancer prevention. Application of genetics to the prevention of colorectal cancer. Genetics and prevention of oesophageal adenocarcinoma. Preclinical models relevant to diet, exercise, and cancer risk. Individualizing interventions for cancer prevention. Can animal models help us select specific compounds for cancer prevention trials? Problems with using biomarkers as surrogate end points for cancer. Can a marker be a surrogate for development of cancer? The problems with risk selection; scientific and psychosocial aspects. Chemoprevention of lung cancer. Anti-nicotine vaccination. Primary prevention of colorectal cancer: lifestyle, nutrition, exercise. Chemoprevention of colorectal cancer. Screening of colorectal cancer: progress and problems. The role of endogenous hormones in the etiology and prevention of breast cancer. Innovative agents in cancer prevention. Health economics in the genonomic age. Screening for cancer: are resources being used wisely?

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