Influence of the Host on Tumor Development / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- Springer Netherlands
It is widely recognized that the host response to tumor munotherapy of experimental metastases in animal systems progression is an important determinant in cancer growth which are beginning to be developed for ultimate clinical and progression. Indeed, as indicated in Volume I of this trials of human cancer metastasis. series, the process of cancer growth and progression, leading This volume explores a variety of host properties that to tumor invasion and metastasis, is dependent upon the influence tumor development including dormancy, regress complex, dynamic interactions between the properties of the ion, and recurrence. In addition, current knowledge of the tumor as well as the properties of the host. While Volume III response of the central nervous system to cancer, cardiac of this series reviews in great detail the influence of tumor and pulmonary complications, dermatologic effects and development on the host, this volume emphasizes the in hematologic complications of malignancies is presented. fluence of the host on tumor development. These host re The endocrine and metabolic function of cancer patients, as sponses include host anti-tumor immune reactivity, tumor well as the production of hormones by tumors is also review dormancy, cachexia, multiple endocrine and paraneoplastic ed.
Table of Contents1. Selected aspects of differentiation in malignant neoplastic growth.- 2. Some biochemical aspects of the metastatic dissemination of tumor cells.- 3. Tumor dormant states in man.- 4. Regenerative potential, innervation and oncogenesis.- 5. Regression of neoplasms in man.- 6. Regression of neoplasms in vertebrates.- 7. Regression of neoplasms in invertebrates with special emphasis on mollusca.- 8. Tumor reversal and tumor suppression in plants.- 9. A biological approach to an understanding of regression.- 10. Preconditions in the host-tumor relationship during local recurrence.- 11. Response of the central nervous system to cancer: general features and cancer-related dementias.- 12. Increased intracranial pressure.- 13. Cardiac and pulmonary complications of cancer.- 14. Dermatologic effects of cancer.- 15. Hematologic complications of cancer from the species specific view.- 16. Endocrine and metabolic function in patients with neoplastic disease.- 17. Hormone production by tumors: ectopia or gene derepression.- 18. Immunosuppression by metastatic tumors.- 19. Abnormal variation of the immune system as related to cancer.- 20. Animal models for liver metastasis.- 21. Problems in the assessment of lung cancer risk posed by ambient air pollutants.- 22. Carcinogenic activity of drinking water as related to the tumor initiating and promoting activity of trihalomethanes.- Index of subjects.