Editor: Atta-ur-Rahman

Topics in Anti-Cancer Research

Volume 9

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ISSN: 2468-5860 (Print)
ISSN: 2213-3585 (Online)
ISBN: 978-981-14-7660-0 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-14-7662-4 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2020
DOI: 10.2174/97898114766001200901


Topics in Anti-Cancer Research covers new developments in the field of cancer diagnosis and drug therapy. Novel drugs as anticancer agents include natural and synthetic phenazirines and other anti-cancer compounds. The series also covers information on the current understanding of the pathology and molecular biology of specific neoplasms.

The diversity of research topics published in this book series give broad and valuable perspectives for cancer researchers, clinicians, cancer professionals aiming to develop novel anti-cancer targets and patents for the treatment of various cancers.

The topics covered in this volume are:

- Recent Patents on Exosome-Derived Therapeutic Agents

- Serrated Lesions of the Colon and Rectum: An Overview of Pathology and Emphasis on a New Classification

- Introducing the 188W/188Re and 144Ce/144Pr Plaques for Eye Cancers Brachytherapy

- ShcA Family of Adaptor Proteins: Dual Role in Cell Growth

- Hormones Management as Anticancer Treatment and Protection: Functions and Mechanism of Action


The ninth volume of Topics in Anti-Cancer Research covers new developments in the field of cancer. It comprises six comprehensive chapters which are exciting contributions in frontier areas of anti-cancer research.

Karaosmanoğlu presents a discussion on recent patents on exosome-derived therapeutic agents in the first chapter of the volume. The chapter by Koyuncuer deals with serrated lesions of the colon and rectum; he discusses serrated polyps, nomenclature, the particularly associated risk of cancer, terminology and classifications, molecular features and colonoscopic follow-up in this chapter.

Rezaei et al. have presented new information on the development of radioactive materials for brachytherapy plaques and selected 188W/188Re and 144Ce/144Pr plaques for eye cancers brachytherapy.

In the next chapter of the book Mir et al. focus on the structure of ShcA proteins and their role in promoting metastasis and progression of various cancers. Understanding the role of ShcA proteins may provide new tools for therapeutic interventions in cancer therapy. Aljafary et al. discuss the cellular and molecular role of different types of hormones in treating various kinds of cancers. Other topics related to their impact on stem cell functionality and cancer management are also presented.

Al-Khater, in last chapter of the book, presents an account of the anti-cancer effects of melatonin, focusing on mechanisms of action. Cancers of the lung, prostate, breast, and colon, as well as ovarian cancer are discussed in this context.

I am thankful to the authors for their excellent contributions and to the reviewers for their in-depth comprehensive comments for the improvement of chapters. I am also grateful to Mr. Mahmood Alam (Director Publications), Mr. Obaid Sadiq (Incharge Books Department), Ms. Asma Ahmed (Senior Manager Publications) and other colleagues for their support and assistance in the finalization of this volume.

Atta-ur-Rahman, FRS

Kings College
University of Cambridge