Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology Primer of the Molecular Biology of Cancer

Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology Primer of the Molecular Biology of Cancer

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Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology Primer of the Molecular Biology of Cancer

Drawn from the content of the new Ninth Edition of Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, this unique publication brings together the basic scientific information on the molecular biology of cancer. The format is designed to be useful both to research scientists interested in the study of cancer and to oncologists who need to understand these new developments that are having a profound impact on the care of patients with cancer. Leading scientists and clinicians in the field of molecular biology and clinical oncology have lent their expertise to this project. The text has been divided into two parts. Part I includes thirteen chapters that deal with the general principles of the molecular biology of cancer that provide the basic framework for an understanding of the behavior of cancer cells. Part II includes an up-to-date description of how this new information has affected the understanding of the biology of 19 of the most common cancers, with an emphasis on how these new findings have been translated to impact the management of cancer patients. This distinctive text provides a single concise source of information for scientists and clinicians in this rapidly developing field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451118971
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 05/21/2011
Pages: 456
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Part I:  General Principles

1. The Cancer Genome  

2. Mechanisms of Genomic Instability                                            

3. Epigenetics of Cancer                                                               

4. Telomeres, Telomerase, and Cancer                                           

5. Cell Signaling, Growth Factors and their Receptors                     

6. Cell Cycle                                                                                  


7. Mechanisms of Cell Death                                                         

8. Cancer Metabolism                                                                    


9.  Angiogenesis                                                                            

10. Invasion and Metastasis                                                           


11. Cancer Stem Cells                                                                   

12.  Biology of Personalized Cancer Medicine                                


13.  Targeted Therapy with Small Molecule Kinase Inhibitors            



Part II:  Molecular Biology of Individual Cancers


14. Head and Neck Cancers                                                            

15.  Lung Cancer                                                                             

16.  Esophagus and Stomach                                                         

17.  Pancreas Cancer                                                                                   

18.  Liver Cancer                                  


19.  Colorectal Cancer                                                                   

20.  Kidney Cancer                                                                        

21.  Bladder                                                                                   

22.  Prostate Cancer                                                                                                                                                                  

23. Gynecologic Cancers                                                               

24. Breast Cancer                                                                                                                  

25. Endocrine Tumors                                                                    

26. Sarcomas                                                                                

27. Cutaneous Melanoma                                                               

28. Central Nervous System Tumors                                               

29. Childhood Cancers                                                                  

30. Lymphomas                                                                             

31. Acute Leukemias                                                                      

32. Chronic Leukemias

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