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Oxidative Stress and Dietary Antioxidants

Cancer: Oxidative Stress and Dietary Antioxidants bridges the trans-disciplinary divide and covers in a single volume the science of oxidative stress in cancer and then the potentially therapeutic usage of natural antioxidants in the diet or food matrix. The processes within the science of oxidative stress are described in concert with other processes such as apoptosis, cell signaling, and receptor mediated responses. This approach recognizes that diseases are often multifactorial and that oxidative stress is a single component of this.

Oncologists, cancer researchers, and nutritionists are separated by divergent skills and professional disciplines that need to be bridged in order to advance preventative as well as treatment strategies. While oncologists and cancer researchers may study the underlying pathogenesis of cancer, they are less likely to be conversant in the science of nutrition and dietetics. On the other hand, nutritionists and dietitians are less conversant with the detailed clinical background and science of oncology. This book addresses this gap and brings each of these disciplines to bear on the processes inherent in the oxidative stress of cancer.


Nutritionists, dieticians, and cancer researchers

Hardbound, 308 Pages

Published: March 2014

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-405205-5


  • Oxidative Stress and Cancer

    1. Breast cancer and the role of oxidative stress
      Prof. M.L. Balestrieri, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
    2. Oxidative stress and prostate cancer
      Prof. A. Yokomizo, Department of Urology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Japan
    3. Lung cancer and oxidative stress
      Prof. S. Loft, Section of Environmental Health, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    4. Colorectal cancer and oxidative stress
      Prof. H.-J. Lenz, Division of Medical Oncology, USC, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA, United States
    5. Skin cancer and oxidative stress
      Prof. A.J. Stratigos, Department of Dermatology, University of Athens, Andreas Sygros Hospital, Athens, Greece
    6. Cervical cancer and oxidative stress
      Prof. J. Ko, School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea
    7. Ovarian cancer and oxidative stress
      Prof. R. Farias-Eisner, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States
    8. Bladder cancer and oxidative stress
      Prof. P.J. Bostrom, Department of Surgical Oncology, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    9. Pancreatic cancer and oxidative stress
      Prof. D.M. Harris, UCLA Center for Excellence in Pancreatic Diseases, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, United States
    10. Oxidative stress and leukaemia
      Prof. L.J. Bendall, Westmead Institute for Cancer Research, Westmead Millennium Institute, Westmead, NSW, Australia
    11. Lymphoma and oxidative stress
      Prof. A. Goel, Department of Radiation Oncology, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
    12. Antioxidants and Cancer

    13. Aronia berries, oxidative stress and breast cancer
    14. Prof. B. Olas, Department of General Biochemistry, Institute of Biochemistry, University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland

    15. Lemon seed extracts, oxidative stress and breast cancer
      Prof. B.S. Patil, Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center, Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX, USA
    16. Gamma-tocotrienol and breast cancer cells
      Prof. D. Kumar, University of the District of Columbia, Dept of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Washington, DC, USA
    17. Selenium, oxidative stress and prostate cancer
      Prof. W. Rachidi, Laboratoire des L e Sions des Acides Nucl e Iques, SCIB, Grenoble, France
    18. Prostate cancer and vitamin E
      Prof. A.R. Gaby, Concord, NH, USA
    19. Curcumin, lung cancer and reactive oxygen species
      Prof. Y.-G. Ma, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Liaoning Cancer Hospital and Institute, Liaoning Province, China
    20. Selenium and lung cancer
      Prof. D. Seely, Department of Research and Epidemiology, The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Toronto, ON, Canada
    21. Dietary antioxidants and colorectal cancer
      Prof. D. Papaioannou, Health Economics and Decision Science HEDS, School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    22. Selenium and colorectal cancer
      Prof. Y. Hu, Department of Medicine, Gastroenterology, Flinders Centre for Cancer Prevention and Control, Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
    23. Patulin and colorectal cancer
      Prof. J.S. Ahn, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, South Korea
    24. Fern extract, oxidative stress and skin cancer
      Prof. S. Gonzalez, Dermatology Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    25. Skin cancer, polyphenols and oxidative stress
      Prof. N. Philips, Biological Sciences, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ, USA
    26. Oxidadtive stress, the herbal extract casticin and cervical cancer
      Prof. J. Cao, Medical College, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, China
    27. Antioxidant status and cervical cancer
      Prof. S. Demirci, Ege University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology, Izmir, Turkey
    28. Triterpenoids, cervical cancer and reactive oxygen species
      Prof. S.-J. Lee, Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Molecular Biochemistry, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea
    29. Cranberry proanthocyanidins, ovarian cancer and ROS
      Prof. K.K. Kim, Molecular Therapeutics Laboratory, Department of OB/GYN, Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Providence, RI, USA
    30. Oxidative stress, the medical mushroom Ganoderma and ovarian cancer
      Prof. J.M. Wu, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, USA
    31. Cranberry juice and bladder cancer
      Prof. C.C. Cowan, Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit, Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, 1053 Great Western Road, Glasgow, United Kingdom
    32. Pterostilbene and bladder cancer cells
      Prof. Y.-J. Wang, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, National Cheng Kung University Medical College, Taiwan (Republic of China)
    33. Capsaicin, oxidative stress and pancreatic cancer
      Prof. S. K. Srivastava, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Texas Tech University of Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, TX, USA
    34. Tocotrienols and pancreatic cancer
      Prof. K. Krishnan, Department of Internal Medicine, JamesH. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, USA
    35. Antioxidant status and myeloid leukaemia
      Prof. C.U. Rajeshwari, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Anantapur, India
    36. The sea vegetable hizikia fusiforme, reactive oxygen species and leukaemia
      Prof. G.-Y. Kim, Laboratory of Immunobiology, Department of Marine Life Sciences, Jeju National University, Jeju, South Korea
    37. Selenmium and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
      Prof. H. M. Hegab, Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Hematology, Ain-Shams Faculty of Medicine, Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt


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