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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Foreword

It is a pleasure to introduce “Cutting Edge Therapies for Cancer in the 21st Century”. As the Vice-Dean for Clinical and Translational Research at the Joan C Edwards School of Medicine of Marshall University I have had opportunity to interact with the principal author, Dr. Pier Paolo Claudio. He is an outstanding investigator performing cutting edge translational cancer research at our cancer center. His enthusiasm for his work is infectious! The book by Dr. Claudio and his former student, Dr. Vogiatzi, has a great breadth and depth of knowledge and fully meets the needs of medical students and cancer researchers.

The book is penned by professionals highly regarded in the field and addresses complex clinical and translational research in cancer with clarity. One could feel the excitement of the authors as one reads the latest advances in Caveolin-1, Stat3/5, Interferon, Interleulin-6, Leptin, Omega-3 fatty acids, and Gastrokin-1; neuroendocrine, oral, respiratory and abdominal malignancies, and the latest therapeutic advances in radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, epigenetic modifying drugs, and the emerging concepts of theranostics (therapeutic and diagnostics combined modalities) and ultrasound-mediated gene therapy.

The study of cancer is a dynamic field both diagnostically and therapeutically and this book carefully reviews the pertinent topics. It provides a logical framework for robust learning of the on-going research and critical appraisal of recently published relevant manuscripts. I unequivocally recommend this book; it is educational, insightful, and instructive.

Uma Sundaram
Marshall University
USA



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