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1st Edition

Tumors and Cancers
Head – Neck – Heart – Lung – Gut

ISBN 9781138088382
Published September 14, 2017 by CRC Press
204 Pages 7 Color & 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Tumors and cancers are insidious diseases characterized by uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that extend beyond their usual boundaries and disrupt the normal functions of affected organs. Forming the second of the four volumes devoted to tumors and cancers, this volume focuses on the head/neck, cardiovascular, respiratory and digestive systems. Each chapter presents a state of the art summary of tumor/cancer of a particular organ/type in relation to its definition, biology, epidemiology, disease mechanism/pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.

Table of Contents

Introductory Remarks


Ear tumors

Eye tumors

Laryngeal cancer

Nasal cavity and paranasal sinus cancer

Odontogenic tumors

Oral Cavity Cancer

Pharyngeal cancer

Salivary gland tumors


Cardiac tumors

Large cell carcinoma and large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the lung

Malignant pleural mesothelioma
R. Barrera-Rodríguez and Carlos Pérez-Guzmán

Pulmonary adenocarcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma and adenosquamous carcinoma

Pulmonary carcinoid tumor

Pulmonary mesenchymal tumor

Pulmonary sarcomatoid carcinoma

Pulmonary benign tumors and preinvasive lesions

Small cell lung carcinoma


Anal cancer
Z.A. Kapacee, and S. Susnerwala

Appendiceal cancer

Bile duct cancer

Colorectal cancer
K.C. Ratnatunga, J. Balawardena, and K.I. Deen

Esophageal cancer
Megan M. Boniface

Gallbladder cancer

Gastric cancer

Hepatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer

Small intestine cancer
Andreas V. Hadjinicolaou and Christopher Hadjittofi

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Dongyou Liu, Ph.D., studied veterinary science at Hunan Agricultural University, China and undertook postgraduate training at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Over the past two decades, he has worked at several research and clinical laboratories in Australia and the United States of America, with focuses on molecular characterization and virulence determination of microbial pathogens such as ovine footrot bacterium (Dichelobacter nodosus), dermatophyte fungi (Trichophyton, Microsporum and Epidermophyton ) and listeriae (Listeria species), as well as development of nucleic acid-based quality assurance models for security sensitive and emerging viral pathogens. Additionally, during the period of 1995-2001, he established and performed molecular tests at clinical laboratories for a range of human genetic disorders and cancers, including BRCA1, BRCA2, c-kit, B-/Tcell receptor gene rearrangements, t (11,14) chromosomal translocation, k-ras, fragile X syndrome, factor V Leiden, hemochromatosis and prothrombin mutations. He is the primary author of >50 original research and review articles in various international journals, the contributor of 176 book chapters, and the editor of "Handbook of Listeria monocytogenes" (2008), "Handbook of Nucleic Acid Purification" (2009), "Molecular Detection of Foodborne Pathogens" (2009), "Molecular Detection of Human Viral Pathogens" (2010), "Molecular Detection of Human Bacterial Pathogens" (2011), "Molecular Detection of Human Fungal Pathogens" (2011), "Molecular Detection of Human Parasitic Pathogens" (2012), "Manual of Security Sensitive Microbes and Toxins" (2014), "Molecular Detection of Animal Viral Pathogens" (2016), and "Laboratory Models for Foodborne Infections" (2017), all of which were released by CRC Press. He is also a co-editor for "Molecular Medical Microbiology 2nd Edition", which was published by Elsevier in 2014.