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Biology of Female Cancers

1st Edition

By Simon P. Langdon, William R. Miller, Andrew Berchuck

CRC Press

320 pages

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Hardback: 9780849394430
pub: 1997-03-18
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Biology of Female Cancers explores what can be learned about female cancers by summarizing what is known about the mechanisms of growth regulation and genetic features associated with common forms of female cancers, including malignancies of the breast, ovary, uterus, cervix, vulva, and gestational trophoblastic disease. The book describes the etiology, incidence, pathology, staging, and treatment of each type of cancer. The risk of developing particular tumor types and how their growth may be influenced by hormones, growth factors, and cytokines is also discussed. For oncologists, gynecologists and obstetricians, cell biologists, and everyone interested in learning more about female cancers, the Biology of Female Cancers offers a comprehensive, unique approach.


"The authors provide an excellent evaluation of the current research concerning the tumor biology of female cancers."

-Doody's Pages

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Cell and Molecular Biology of Cancer, S.P. Langdon and W.R. Miller

Introduction to Breast Cancer, A.P.M. Forrest

Hormonal, Growth Factor, and Cytokine Control of Breast Cancer, W.R. Miller and S.P. Langdon

Oncogenes and Tumor Suppressor Genes in Breast Cancer, R.A. Walker

Biological Basis for Therapy in Breast Cancer, D.A. Cameron and R.C.F. Leonard

Ovarian Cancer-An Introduction, H. Gabra and J.F. Smyth

Hormonal, Growth Factor, and Cytokine Control of Ovarian Cancer, S.P. Langdon, B.J.B. Simpson, J.M.S. Bartlett, and W.R. Miller

Oncogenes and Tumor-Suppressor Genes in Ovarian Cancer, C.M. Steel and H. Gabra

Ovarian Cancer: Biological Basis of Therapy, J.S. Beesley, K.V. Ferry, S.W. Johnson, A.K. Godwin, and T.C. Hamilton

Biological Strategies in the Therapy of Gynecologic Cancers, J.M. Mathis, C.Y. Muller, V.E. von Gruenigen, and D.S. Miller

Endometrial Cancer: An Introduction, R.J.B. King

Endometrial Carcinoma: Steroid Hormones, Growth Factors, and Cytokines, P.G. Satyaswaroop and S. Tabibzadeh

Alterations of Oncogenes and Tumor-Suppressor Genes in Endometrial Cancer, A. Berchuck, A. Evans, and J. Boyd

Cervical Cancer and Its Precursors-An Introduction, T.C. Wright and T.W. Park

Cervical Cancer: Hormones, Growth Factors, and Cytokines, R. Leake

Oncogenes and Tumor-Suppressor Genes in Cervical Cancer, C. Busby-Earle

Vulval Neoplasia, G. Smart, M.J. Arends, and A. Al-Nafussi

Gestational Trophoblastic Disease, G.L. Mutter

Hereditary Aspects of Female Cancers, A.P. Shapter, A. Berchuck, and B.Y. Karlan

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Gynecology & Obstetrics
MEDICAL / Oncology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Molecular Biology