Molecular Pathology of Pituitary Adenomas book cover

Molecular Pathology of Pituitary Adenomas

The pituitary gland is an important one since it controls several of the other hormone glands, such as the thyroid and adrenals. A pituitary adenoma is an abnormal growth or tumor in this gland, and they are the subject of very active clinical and pathological research.

This book examines the latest developments in this field and discusses the most important molecules implicated in apoptosis, angiogenesis and signal transduction. A good understanding of these processes is needed to identify the best therapies.


Pathologists, clinical endocrinologists, neurosurgeons, basic scientists

Hardbound, 130 Pages

Published: November 2011

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-12-415830-6


  • 1. Pituitary tumor classification: functionality, invasiveness, aggressiveness

    Irina Ogrezeanu, Corin Badiu, Cristiana Tanase, Alina Neagoe

    2. Immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy as evaluation criteria in tumour classification in the deciphering of pituitary adenomas

    Corin Badiu, Irina Ogrezeanu, Cristiana Tanase

    3. Proliferation

    Cristiana Tanase and Radu Albulescu

    4. Angiogenesis

    Cristiana Tanase, Elena Codrici, Irina Radu, Simona Mihai

    5. Apoptosis

    Cristiana Tanase, Radu Albulescu

    6. Signal transduction

    Cristiana Tanase, Monica Neagu, Radu Albulescu, Linda Maria Cruceru, Adrian Popa

    7. Stem cells markers in pituitary adenomas

    Corin Badiu, Cristiana Tanase, Linda Maria Cruceru

    8. microRNAs

    Cristiana Tanase, Radu Albulescu, Lucian Albulescu

    9. New generic tools for diagnosis: genomics, proteomics

    Cristiana Tanase, Radu Albulescu, Ionela Daniela Popescu

    10. Therapeutic approach: drug, surgical and radiotherapy

    Cristiana Tanase, Irina Ogrezeanu


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