Vitamin D: Two-Volume Setby David Feldman
Vitamin D, a steroid hormone, has mainly been known for its effects on bone and osteoporosis. The current therapeutic practices expand into such markets as cancer research, pediatrics, nephrology, dermatology, immunology, and genetics. This 3e includes over 100 chapters covering everything from chemistry and metabolism to mechanisms of action, diagnosis and management, new analogs, and emerging therapies. This complete reference works is a must-have resource for anyone working in endocrinology, osteology, bone biology, or cancer research.
*Most comprehensive, up-to-date two-volume set on Vitamin D
*Initial chapters cover the chemistry and metabolism of vitamin D, role in mineralization, other target organs, and general physiological effects
*Second volume is more clinically oriented addressing deficiency problems (including diagnosis, interactions in the endocrine system, and involvement in malignancies)
*Further sections on emerging uses for treatments of auto-immune diseases and diabetes
*New chapters on squamous cell cancer, brain cancer, thyroid cancer and many more
*Over 600 illustrations and figures available on CD
- Martijn B. Katan, Ph.D, Wageningen University, The Netherlands for THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE (2(2005)
"...This book is invaluable to anyone who has an interst in vitamin D and should be on their bookshelf as a first-line reference."
- Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrisft (2006)
"Doody's 4-star review: An encyclopedia and thorough work a virtual must for most medical libraries."
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Meet the Author
David Feldman, MD, is Emeritus Professor of Medicine (Active) at Stanford University School of Medicine where he has been on the faculty since 1974. He has been a full professor since 1984 and was chief of the Endocrinology Division for 10 years. His laboratory studies the role of steroid hormone receptors, particularly the vitamin D receptor, and its mechanism of action. His current major research focus is hormone-dependent cancer including breast cancer and prostate cancer and the pathways by which vitamin D inhibits cancer growth. Professor Feldman is actively involved in both basic science approaches to the anti-cancer actions of vitamin D as well as to clinical trials studying the use of vitamin D in breast and prostate cancer. Professor Feldman was recently honored with an award for a Career of Outstanding Contributions to Vitamin D Research. He has authored over 290 medical research articles, reviews, editorials, and book chapters. In addition to being a co-editor of all four editions of OSTEOPOROSIS, he is the editor-in-chief of Vitamin D, just published in its third edition.
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