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)
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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Preface

What’s the purpose of this book? In the face of the large volume of cancer literature, when so many texts flood the bookstores, why offer another one? Mainly for our greatest passion for cancer research, the motivation to learn more, and share this kind of knowledge as well.

Cancer is a broad group of diseases involving unregulated cell growth with elevated death rates since more people live in old age with mass lifestyle changes occurring in the developing 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. Cancer is routinely treated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery. Tailored cancer targeted therapy is becoming an emerging objective of today.

Here, a constructive group of cancer research experts worked together with a shared vision, to give an extensive and realistic view of individual tumors, such as breast, oral, prostate, gastric, and neuroendocrine tumors. New terms and concepts in genetics and epigenetics, diet, and anticancer delivery systems are introduced aiming to present experimental strategies and key findings that enhance our understanding of cancer. It is our hope that for undergraduates, medical students, PhDs, cancer researchers, and also cancer families this text will be concise and palatable, and even conceive a curiosity about the subjects presented that will lead to further study. Material used in this book was reviewed at various stages to improve clarity and include relevant sources. A tremendous amount of work went into this text and we thank the authors for their selfless contributions.

Pier Paolo Claudio
Marshall University
USA

Paraskevi Vogiatzi
Thomas Jefferson University
USA



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