Inflammation, Oxidative Stress, and Cancer: Dietary Approaches for Cancer Prevention, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Inflammation, Oxidative Stress, and Cancer

Dietary Approaches for Cancer Prevention, 1st Edition

Edited by Ah-Ng Tony Kong

CRC Press

640 pages

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Description

Increasing scientific evidence suggests that the majority of diseases including cancer are driven by oxidative stress and inflammation, attributed to environmental factors. These factors either drive genetic mutations or epigenetically modify expression of key regulatory genes. These changes can occur as early as gestational fetal development, and

Table of Contents

Section I: Inflammation, Oxidative Stress, Nutritional Phytochemicals, and Cancer. Section II: Signal Transduction, Molecular Targets, and Biomarkers of Dietary Cancer-Preventive Phytochemicals. Section III: In Vivo Absorption and Pharmacokinetics of Nutritional Phytochemicals. Section IV: Vitamins A, D, and E Cancer Prevention, and Clinical Perspective. Section V: Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids. Section VI: Flavonoids and Polyphenols. Section VII: Garlic Organosulfur Compounds and Crucifer Glucusinolates. Section VIII: Selenium, Herbal Medicines, Alpha Lipoic Acid, and Cancer Prevention. Section IX: Epigenetics and Chronic Inflammation. Index.

About the Editor

Ah-Ng "Tony" Kong, Ph.D., is a distinguished professor (PII), Glaxo Endowed Chair Professor of Pharmaceutics, and director of the Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He is also the director for the Center for Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics at Rutgers University. Dr. Kong has published more than 200 original research papers, review articles, and book chapters. He has chaired and given presentations in many national and international symposia and conferences and is currently serving on the board of 15 international journals. His research areas are in dietary phytochemicals (signaling and gene expression, nutrigenomics, cancer chemoprevention); animal tumor models of the prostate, colon, and skin; epigenetics/epigenomics; oxidative/redox/inflammatory stress response; Nrf2-mediated nuclear transactivation and signaling; and pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of phytochemicals.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED060000
MEDICAL / Nutrition
MED062000
MEDICAL / Oncology
TEC012000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Food Science