Estrogen and Breast Cancer

Estrogen and Breast Cancer

by W. R. Miller

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Estrogen and Breast Cancer by W. R. Miller

Breast cancer is the most common female malignancy. This book reviews the evidence that estrogens are a major influence of risk to and growth of breast cancer. The book indicates how the breast and its tumors may obtain estrogen from different sources and display distinctive patterns and levels of estrogen. It also illustrates how increasing knowledge of the mechanism of estrogen action is leading to new strategies for not only women with breast cancer but also those at high risk for the disease.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783540607779
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date: 06/28/1996
Series: Medical Intelligence Unit Series
Pages: 207

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Estrogens and the Normal Breast25
3Estrogens and the Risk of Breast Cancer35
4Estrogen and Tumor Behavior63
5Sources of Estrogen and Sites of Biosynthesis75
6Levels and Patterns of Estrogen Within the Breast, Its Fluids and Tissues95
7Mechanism of Estrogen Action111
8Estrogen and Endocrine Therapy for Breast Cancer125
9Prediction of Estrogen Sensitivity/Dependence151
10Estrogen Independence171
11Future Perspectives197
Index205

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