Editors: Misa Nakamura, Kennichi Kakudo

Molecular Mechanism and Morphology in Cancer

eBook: US $59 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $136
Printed Copy: US $107
Library License: US $236
ISBN: 978-1-60805-387-2 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-073-4 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2009
DOI: 10.2174/97816080507341100101

Introduction

The WHO report estimates that 12 million people will be diagnosed with some form of cancer this year. In addition, the report predicts that more than 7 million people will die early from the disease. Together, the number of cancer cases and deaths from cancer are expected to increase by one percent each year. Cancer research has seen remarkable advancements, including the multi-step carcinogenesis theory and the identification of a cancer stem cell. These advancements are being applied to clinical therapies targeting the oncogene. In addition, the function of the gene product is becoming clear through analysis of the intracellular signaling of the oncogene. As a result, it has become clear that the morphologies of the cancers depend on the kind of the abnormal gene. Of course, these differences would influence patient’s life and death and is summarized by specialists in this area. This theme includes the full range of human diseases regarding medical genetics, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, anatomy, pathology, structural biology, molecular cell biology, neuroscience and developmental biology. The eBook contains articles written by specialists in this area. It should prove to be of great use to clinicians and scientists in all medical fields.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Misa Nakamura
Departments of Pathology
Nara Medical University
School of Medicine
Nara
Japan


Kennichi Kakudo
Wakayama Medical University
Japan




Contributor(s):
Seiichi Hirota
Department of Surgical Pathology
Hyogo College of Medicine
Hygo
Japan


Koji Isozaki
Department of Molecular Pathology
Yokohama City University
Graduate School of Medicine
Yokohama
Japan


Yoji Nagashima
Department of Molecular Pathology
Yokohama City University
Graduate School of Medicine
Yokohama
Japan


Naohito Kobayashi
Department of Molecular Pathology
Yokohama City University
Graduate School of Medicine
Yokohama
Japan


Eriko Kagawa
Department of Molecular Pathology
Yokohama City University
Graduate School of Medicine
Yokohama
Japan


Ichiro Aoki
Department of Molecular Pathology
Yokohama City University
Graduate School of Medicine
Yokohama
Japan


Yoshiaki Inayama
Division of Anatomical and Surgical pathology
Yokohama City University Hospital
Yokohama
Japan


Masahiro Yao
Deaprtment of Urology
Yokohama City University
Graduate School of Medicine
Yokohama
Japan


Mitsutoshi Nakamura
Departments of Pathology
Nara Medical University
School of Medicine
Nara
Japan


Keiji Shimada
Departments of Pathology
Nara Medical University
School of Medicine
Nara
Japan


Hiroyuki Nakase
Departments of Neurosurgery
Nara Medical University
School of Medicine
Nara
Japan


Noboru Konishi
Departments of Pathology
Nara Medical University
School of Medicine
Nara
Japan


Xiaoyan Li
Department of Breast Surgery, Qilu Hospital
Shandong University
School of Medicine
Shandong
China


Qifeng Yang
Department of Breast Surgery, Qilu Hospital
Shandong University
School of Medicine
Shandong
China


Han Bo
Department of Pathology
Shandong University
Medical School
Shandong, 02543
China


Takashi Ozaki
Department of Human Pathology
Wakayama Medical University
Wakayama
Japan


Ichiro Mori
Department of Human Pathology
Wakayama Medical University
Wakayama
Japan


Katsuyoshi Tabuse
Department of Surgery
National Hospital Organization
Osaka Minami Mediccal Center
Osaka
Japan


Takaomi Suzuma
Department of Surgery
National Hospital Organization
Osaka Minami Mediccal Center
Osaka
Japan


Takeo Sakurai
Sakurai Breast Clinic
Wakayama
Japan


Misa Nakamura
Department of Rehabilitation
Osaka Kawasaki Rehabilitation University
Osaka
Japan


Emiko Taniguchi
Department of Human Pathology
Wakayama Medical University
Wakayama
Japan


Kennichi Kakudo
Department of Human Pathology
Wakayama Medical University
Wakayama
Japan


Yaqiong Li
Department of Human Pathology
Wakayama Medical University
Wakayama
Japan


Zhiyan Liu
Department of Human Pathology
Wakayama Medical University
Wakayama
Japan




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