The first complete overview of progress in the field.
he two volumes contain selected articles from the prestigious online Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine, fully updated and enriched with numerous new contributions from many eminent scientists.
Divided into three parts, the first gives a thorough introduction to cancer biology, while Part Two covers therapeutic approaches for all major forms of cancer, and the third part deals with cancer diagnostics.
The result is a one-stop resource for advanced students, postdoctoral researchers and start-up companies.
Table of Contents
PART 1: CANCER BIOLOGY
Cancer of the Prostate: Molecular Genetics
Prostate Tissue Stem Cells and Prostate Cancer Progression
Cancer Stem Cells
Chromatin Remodeling in Carcinoma Cells
Genetics and Molecular Biology of Lung Cancer
Growth Factors and Oncogenes in Gastrointestinal Cancers
Immunology of Cancer
Immunosuppressive Factors in Cancer
Intracellular Signaling in Cancer
Liver Cancer, Molecular Biology of
Mechanisms of Cancer Progression
The role of stem cell niches in self-renewal, aging, and malignancy
Mutagenesis, Malignancy and Genome Instability
PART 2: CANCER THERAPIES
Theoretical Foundations of Cancer Chemotherapy
Immunotoxins and Recombinant Immunotoxins in Cancer Therapy
Pharmaco-Epigenomics to Improve Cancer Therapies
Stem cells and colon cancer
Targeted Therapy: Genomic Approaches
Telomerase Inhibitors in Cancer Therapies
Therapeutics against cancer stem cells
PART 3: MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS AND IMAGING
Circulating Plasma DNA Analysis in Personalized Cancer Evaluation
Circulating Tumor cells (CTCs) in Blood in Cancer Stage Evaluation
DNA in Neoplastic Disease Diagnosis
Personalized Oncology Through DNA sequencing
Proteomic Cancer Biomarkers
Robert A. Meyers obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of California at Los Angeles. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology and has more than 17 patents, 50 technical papers and 12 books to his name. As Editor-in-Chief he conceived and edited several ambitious multivolume reference works, e.g. the Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry (Wiley), the Encyclopedia of Molecular Biology and Molecular Medicine (Wiley-VCH) and the Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology (Academic Press).