Editors: Pier P. Claudio, Paraskevi Vogiatzi

Cutting Edge Therapies for Cancer in the 21st Century

Personal Book: US $89 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $214
Printed Copy: US $170
Library Book: US $356
ISBN: 978-1-60805-881-5
eISBN: 978-1-60805-880-8 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2014
DOI: 10.2174/97816080588081140101

Introduction

Cancer is a broad group of diseases involving unregulated cell growth with elevated death rates as more people live in old age with mass lifestyle changes occurring in the world. The causes of cancer are diverse, complex, and still only partially understood. The chances of surviving the disease vary remarkably by the type and location of the malignancy and the extent of disease at the start of treatment. Early cancer detection is proving to be a valid approach. Cancer can be detected in a number of ways, including the presence of certain signs and symptoms, screening tests, or medical imaging. Cancer therapy is dynamically changing and revision and change in patient management is constant as our knowledge increases. Cancer is routinely treated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery. Tailored cancer targeted therapy is becoming an emerging objective of today. In this book, a constructive group of cancer research experts bring the reader their shared vision, to give an extensive and realistic view of individual tumors such as breast, oral, prostate, gastric, and neuroendocrine tumors. New and contemporary terms and concepts in genetics and epigenetics, diet, anticancer treatments, and anticancer drug delivery systems are introduced in this volume. This reference highlights present experimental strategies and key findings that enhance our understanding of cancer and of future therapies. This eBook is aimed at a broad audience of undergraduates, medical students, PhDs, cancer researchers, and also cancer patient families with the goal to conceive a curiosity about the subjects presented that will hopefully lead to further studies.

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Contributors

Editor(s):
Pier P. Claudio
Marshall University
USA


Paraskevi Vogiatzi
Thomas Jefferson University
USA




Contributor(s):
Ana L. Romero-Weaver
Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia
PA, 19104
USA


Candace M. Howard
Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
McKown Translational Genomic Research Institute, Marshall University
Huntington
WV, 25755
USA


Caterina Cinti
Institute of Clinical Physiology, National Research Council
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Siena, 53100
Italy


Chiara S. di Stadio
Department of Biochemistry and Medical Biotechnologies
University of Naples Federico I and CEINGE, Advanced Biotechnologies
Naples
Italy


Daniela Trani
Department of Radiation Oncology (MaastRO Lab/Maastro Clinic), GROW­School for Oncology and Developmental Biology
Maastricht University Medical Centre
Maastricht
MD, 6200
The Netherlands


David T. Hoang
Department of Cancer Biology, Kimmel Cancer Center
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia
PA, 19107
USA


Elaine W. Hardman
Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
McKown Translational Genomic Research Institute, Marshall University
Huntington
WV, 25755
USA


Emili Rippa
Department of Biochemistry and Medical Biotechnologies
University of Naples Federico I and CEINGE, Advanced Biotechnologies
Naples
Italy


Faizan Alawi
Department of Pathology, School of Dental Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
PA, 19104
USA


Filomena Altieri
Department of Biochemistry and Medical Biotechnologies
University of Naples Federico I and CEINGE, Advanced Biotechnologies
Naples
Italy


Giuseppina Miselli
Department of Biochemistry and Medical Biotechnologies
University of Naples Federico I and CEINGE, Advanced Biotechnologies
Naples
Italy


Gloria Bonuccelli
Departments of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine and Cancer Biology
Kimmel Cancer Center; Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia
PA
USA


Ilaria Naldi
Institute of Clinical Physiology
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Siena, 53100
Italy


Johannes F. Fahrmann
Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
McKown Translational Genomic Research Institute, Marshall University
Huntington
WV, 25755
USA


John J. Sauk
J.R. Brown Cancer Center
University of Louisville, Cancer Center
Louisville
KY, 40202
USA


Juan C. T. Pardo
Institute of Clinical Physiology
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Siena, 53100
Italy


Laslo Otvos
PeptheRx, Inc
801 Mockingbird Lane
Audubon
PA, 19403
USA


Marco Durante
Biophysics Department
GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
Planckstraße 1
Darmstadt, 64291
Germany


Maria I. Scarano
Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
McKown Translational Genomic Research Institute, Marshall University
Huntington
WV, 25755
USA


Marja T. Nevalainen
Department of Cancer Biology, Kimmel Cancer Center
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia
PA, 19107
USA


Michael P. Lisanti
Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research Unit
Institute of Cancer Sciences, University of Manchester
United Kingdom (UK)


Monia Taranta
Institute of Clinical Physiology
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Siena, 53100
Italy


Paolo Arcari
Department of Biochemistry and Medical Biotechnologies
University of Naples Federico I and CEINGE, Advanced Biotechnologies
Naples
Italy


Paraskevi Vogiatzi
Department of Cancer Biology, Kimmel Cancer Center
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia
PA, 19107
USA


Philippe G. Frank
Departments of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine and Cancer Biology
Kimmel Cancer Center; Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia
PA
USA


Pier P. Claudio
Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Department of Surgery
McKown Translational Genomic Research Institute, Marshall University
Huntington
WV, 25755
USA


Pipitska Valsamaki
Nuclear Medicine Department
“Alexandra” University General Hospital
Athens
Greece


Rounak Nande
Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
McKown Translational Genomic Research Institute, Marshall University
Huntington
WV, 25755
USA


Shilpa Gupta
Department of Medical Oncology
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia
PA, 19107
USA


Sonia Godoy-Tundidor
Department of Urology
Innsbruck Medical University
Anichstrasse 35
Innsbruck, A-6020
Austria


Sucharitha Balasubramaniam
Department of Cancer Biology
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia
PA, 19107
USA


Theodore R. Witte
Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
McKown Translational Genomic Research Institute, Marshall University
Huntington
WV, 25755
USA


Zoran Culig
Department of Urology
Innsbruck Medical University
Anichstrasse 35
Innsbruck, A-6020
Austria




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