miRNA and Cancer

miRNA and Cancer

1st Edition - September 2, 2017

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  • Editor: Kenneth Tew
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128119228
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128119235

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miRNA and Cancer, Volume 135, the latest volume in the Advances in Cancer Research series, provides invaluable information on the exciting and fast-moving field of cancer research. This volume presents original reviews on research bridging oncology and gene expression, and includes specific chapters on Non-coding RNAs as Biomarkers of Cancer, The Enigma of microRNA Regulation in Cancer, Animal Models to Study microRNA functions, Non-coding RNAs and Cancer, microRNAs in Cancer Susceptibility, ts-RNAs versus microRNAs, microRNAs and AML, and microRNAs and Epigenetics.

Key Features

  • Provides 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

Readership

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

Table of Contents

  • 1. MicroRNAs and Cancer: A Long Story for Short RNAs
    Alessandra Drusco and Carlo M. Croce
    2. The Enigma of miRNA Regulation in Cancer
    Anjan K. Pradhan, Luni Emdad, Swadesh K. Das, Devanand Sarkar and Paul B. Fisher
    3. Animal Models to Study microRNA Functions
    Arpita S. Pal and Andrea L. Kasinski
    4. Cancer Hallmarks and MicroRNAs: The Therapeutic Connection
    Katrien Van Roosbroeck and George A. Calin
    5. microRNAs in Cancer Susceptibility
    Brid M. Ryan
    6. Role of the tRNA-Derived Small RNAs in Cancer: New Potential Biomarkers and Target for Therapy
    Veronica Balatti, Yuri Pekarsky and Carlo M. Croce
    7. MicroRNAs and Epigenetics
    Catia Moutinho and Manel Esteller

Product details

  • No. of pages: 230
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2017
  • Published: September 2, 2017
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128119228
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128119235

About the Series Editor

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

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

Professor and Chairman, Department of Human and Molecular Genetics, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, VA, USA

Carlo Croce

Carlo M. Croce received his B.S. and M.D. degrees from University of Rome. In 1991, Dr. Croce was recruited as director of Kimmel Cancer Institute/Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University. From 2004-2018, Dr. Croce served as John W. Wolfe Chair in Human Cancer Genetics, Chairman of the Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics, and Director of the Institute of Genetics, The Ohio State University (OSU). He is currently professor with the Department of Cancer Biology and Genetics at OSU. He has published more than 1,000 papers in international journals including Science, Nature, Cell, New Engl J Med, JAMA, and Cancer Cell. His research has yielded 62 issued U.S. patents. Dr. Croce is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, The National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, and AACR Academy.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Cancer Biology and Genetics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, United States

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