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Advances in Cancer Research - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128171554, 9780128171561

Advances in Cancer Research, Volume 144

1st Edition

Serial Volume Editors: Paul Fisher Kenneth Tew
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128171554
eBook ISBN: 9780128171561
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 24th July 2019
Page Count: 395
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Table of Contents

1. Macroenvironment-gene-microenvironment interactions in ultraviolet radiation-induced melanomagenesis
Xuan Mo, Sarah Preston and M. Raza Zaidi
2. PP2A holoenzymes, substrate specificity driving cellular functions and deregulation in cancer
Holly Fowle, Ziran Zhao and Xavier Graña
3. Clinical and translational advances in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma
Zachary Wilmer Reichenbach, Mary Grace Murray, Reshu Saxena, Daniel Farkas, Erika G. Karassik, Alena Klochkova, Kishan Patel, Caitlin Tice, Timothy M. Hall, Henry P. Parkman, Sarah J. Ward, Marie-Pier Tétreault and Kelly A. Whelan
4. MDA-9/Syntenin: An emerging global molecular target regulating cancer invasion and metastasis
Swadesh K. Das, Devanand Sarkar, Luni Emdad and Paul B. Fisher
5. Expression of costimulatory and inhibitory receptors in FoxP3+ regulatory T cells within the tumor microenvironment: Implications for combination immunotherapy approaches
Aras Toker and Pamela S Ohashi
6. Capsaicinoids enhance chemosensitivity to chemotherapeutic drugs
Jamie R. Friedman, Stephen D. Richbart, Justin C. Merritt, Haley E. Perry, Kathleen C. Brown, Austin T. Akers, Nicholas A. Nolan, Cathryn D. Stevenson, John D. Hurley, Sarah L. Miles, Maria T. Tirona, Monica A. Valentovic and Piyali Dasgupta
7. Marine natural products in the discovery and development of potential pancreatic cancer therapeutics
Xiaojuan Wang and Mark T. Hamann
8. Cancer stem cells in breast and prostate: Fact or fiction
Sampayo, Rocío G and Bissell, Mina J
9. Racial disparities, cancer and response to oxidative stress
Jie Zhang, Zhi-wei Ye, Danyelle M. Townsend, Chanita Hughes Halbert and Kenneth D. Tew


Advances in Cancer Research, Volume 144, the latest release in this ongoing, well-regarded serial, provides invaluable information on the exciting and fast-moving field of cancer research. Chapters in this new release include Gene-Environment-Microenvironment Interactions in Melanomagenesis, PP2A and the Cell Cycle, Current Progress Defining Calcium Signals as Therapeutic Targets in Cancer Cells, and much more.

Key Features

  • Provides the latest information on cancer research
  • Offers outstanding and original reviews on a range of cancer research topics
  • Serves as an indispensable reference for researchers and students alike


Researchers and students in the basic and clinical sciences of cancer biology and oncology, plus related areas in genetics, immunology, pharmacology, cell biology, and molecular biology


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About the Serial Volume Editors

Paul Fisher

Paul Fisher

Paul B. Fisher, MPh, PhD, FNAI, Professor and Chairman, Department of Human and Molecular Genetics, Director, VCU Institute of Molecular Medicine Thelma Newmeyer Corman Chair in Cancer Research in the VCU Massey Cancer Center, VCU, School of Medicine, Richmond, VA, and Emeritus Professor, Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY. Dr. Fisher is among the top 10% of NIH funded investigators over the past 35-years, published approximately 625 papers and reviews, and has 55 issued patents. He pioneered novel gene/discovery approaches (subtraction hybridization), developed innovative therapeutic approaches (Cancer Terminator Viruses), presented numerous named and distinguished lectures, founded several start-up companies, was Virginia Outstanding Scientist of 2014 and elected to the National Academy of Inventors in 2018. Dr. Fisher is a prominent nationally and internationally recognized cancer research scientist focusing on understanding the molecular and biochemical basis of cancer development and progression to metastasis and using this garnered information to develop innovative approaches for diagnosing and treating cancer. He discovered and patented novel genes and gene promoters relevant to cancer growth control, differentiation and apoptosis. His discoveries include the first cloning of p21 (CDK inhibitor), human polynucleotide phosphorylase, mda-9/syntenin (a pro-metastatic gene), mda-5 and mda-7/IL-24, which has shown promising clinical activity in Phase I/II clinical trials in patients with advanced cancers. Dr. Fisher alsohas a documented track record as a successful seasoned entrepreneur. He was Founder and Director of GenQuest Incorporated, a functional genomics company, which merged with Corixa Corporation in 1998, traded on NASDAQ and was acquired by GlaxoSmithKline in 2006. He discovered the cancer-specific PEG-Prom, which is the core technology of Cancer Targeting Systems (CTS, Inc.), a Virginia/Maryland-based company (at Johns Hopkins Medical Center) focusing on imaging and therapy (“theranostics”) of metastatic cancer (2014) by Drs. Fisher and Martin G. Pomper. He co-founded InVaMet Therapeutics (IVMT) and InterLeukin Combinatorial Therapies (ILCT) with Dr. Webster K. Cavenee (UCSD) (2017/2018).

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Molecular Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, VA, USA

Kenneth Tew

Kenneth Tew

Professor & Chairman, Dept of Cell & Molecular Pharmacology John C. West Chair of Cancer Research, Medical University of South Carolina, USA

The Tew laboratory maintains an interest in using redox pathways as a platform to develop therapeutic strategies through drug discovery/development and biomarker identification. We interrogate how reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (ROS/RNS) impact cancer cells and develop novel drugs that impact on glutathione based pathways. Our research efforts have been integral to studies that have identified glutathione S-transferases (GST) as important in drug resistance, catalytic detoxification and as arbiters of kinase-mediated cell signaling events. In addition, we have been instrumental in defining how GSTP contributes to the process by which cells respond to ROS by selective addition of glutathione to specific protein clusters, so called S-glutathionylation. Each of these research areas has had broad impact on a number of cancer disciplines. Moreover, we have also been seminally involved in the Phase I to III clinical testing of three oncology drugs, Telcyta, Telintra and NOV-002. Other ongoing translational efforts have produced two ongoing clinical trials to measure the effectiveness of serum S-glutathionylated serine proteinase inhibitors as possible biomarkers for exposure to hydrogen peroxide mouthwashes and radiation.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Cell and Molecular Pharmacology, Medical University of South Carolina, USA