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Some Aspects of Oncology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780762301461, 9780080526416

Some Aspects of Oncology, Volume 1

1st Edition

Editors: G. Heppner Edward Bittar
Hardcover ISBN: 9780762301461
eBook ISBN: 9780080526416
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 25th March 1997
Page Count: 355
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Table of Contents

Contents. List of Contributors. Preface (G. Heppner). Pathobiology of Neoplasia (D.W. Visscher and G.H. Heppner). Cancer Induction by Ionizing Radiation (K.L. Mossman). Environmental Causes of Cancer (J.S. Malpas). Progestin Regulation of Cellular Proliferation (E.A. Musgrove and R.L. Sutherland). Tumor Angiogenesis and its Control by Tumor Suppressor Genes (P.J. Polverini). The Role of Gap Junctional Intercellular Communication in Neoplasia (R.J. Ruch). Cell Adhesion and Metastasis: Molecular Mechanisms (C.W. Evans). RAS: Processor of Vital Signals (C.M. Weyman and D.W. Stacey). Human Cytokines (B.G. Darnay and B.B. Aggarwal). Immunity to Cancer: Cytotoxic Lymphocytes, Interleukin-2, and the Tumor Necrosis Factor Superfamily (M.J. Robertson and J. Ritz). Quantitative Analysis of Nuclear Size for Prognosis-Related Malignancy Grading (F.B. Sørensen). Prostate Cancer (M. Gleave, M. Bandyk, and L. Chung). The Biology of Human Melanoma (S.Q. Lynch, P.M. Doskoch, S. Vijayasaradhi, and A.N. Houghton). Aspects of the Treatment of B Cell Malignancies (A.Z.S. Rohatiner, J.S. Malpas, and R.K. Ganjoo). Principles of Cancer Chemotherapy (J.S. Malpas and A. Rohatiner). Index.


The present volume is the first in the advances in oncobiology series. It is meant to be useful not only to clinical and non-clinical oncologists but also to graduate students and medical students. The individual chapters are presented as self-contained summaries of current knowledge rather than as reviews. The last chapter deals with the subject of chemotherapy.


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About the Editors

G. Heppner

Affiliations and Expertise

Breast Cancer Program, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, MI, USA

Edward Bittar

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Physiology, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, USA