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1st Edition

Biology of Female Cancers

ISBN 9780849394430
Published March 18, 1997 by CRC Press
320 Pages

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Book Description

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.

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

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Langdon\, Simon P.; Miller\, William R.; Berchuck\, Andrew


"The authors provide an excellent evaluation of the current research concerning the tumor biology of female cancers."
-Doody's Pages