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The Underlying Molecular, Cellular and Immunological Factors in Cancer and Aging
     

The Underlying Molecular, Cellular and Immunological Factors in Cancer and Aging

by Stringer Sue Yang
 

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Background Cancer is a variety of malignancies generally associated with aging. As the overall health technology and health care delivery improved with the advances made in medicine and science in the United States, the life expectancy of the population also increased. The average life expectancy in the U. S. A. has increased from 49 years at the end of 1900 to 75

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Background Cancer is a variety of malignancies generally associated with aging. As the overall health technology and health care delivery improved with the advances made in medicine and science in the United States, the life expectancy of the population also increased. The average life expectancy in the U. S. A. has increased from 49 years at the end of 1900 to 75 years today in 1990 (1-3). The population of 65 years and older that constituted 25. 5 million or 11. 3% of the total U. S. population in 1980(4) has now increased to 31. 1 million or 12. 5% of the population according to the 1990(5) census. As cancer diagnosis and treatment have improved, cancer mortality among patients under 55 has been significantly reduced within recent years *1; however, cancer incidence under 55 is still increasing at about 0. 4% per year (as compared to 1. 0% for all ages or 0. 6% for < 65) according to the 1990 review of the 15 year trends in the Cancer Statistics Review 1973-1987, published by the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). In contrast, both cancer incidence and mortality have been increasing among the population 65 and over*2 at a rate of 1. 4% and 1. 0% respectively per year between 1973-1987(6).

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Developed from the proceedings of the workshop (on title), held in Annapolis, Maryland, June 1990, to bring together scientists from diverse disciplines in cancer biology, epidemiology, molecular biology, genetics, immunology, gerontology, and drug resistance to discuss the possible underlying factors that may account for the increase in cancer incidence and mortality among the elderly. The 23 papers are organized in sections devoted to background, genetics and epigenetics, influence of physiological changes in the immune constitutions in aging and cancer, molecular biology of age-related changes in some types of cancer (breast cancer, prostate cancer), molecular epidemiology and treatment modality in patients of different ages with leukemias, drug resistance, and summation and synthesis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781461362708
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
04/30/2013
Series:
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology Series , #330
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1993
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.03(d)

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