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Innovative Endocrinology of Cancer, Hardback Book

Innovative Endocrinology of Cancer Hardback

Edited by Lev M. Berstein, Richard J. Santen

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology series


Atthebeginningofthe21thcentury,hormone associated tumorsmadeupnotless 1 than30 40%ofallhumancancers.

Thus,theimportanceoftheproblem both me- calandsocial was thefirstreasonforthecreationofthisvolume.

Accordingly, the firstgoalofthebookwastoreviewdifferent aspectsoftheextensivefieldofresearch intheareacoveredbythenotion'hormonesandcancer'.

First,howeverdoesnotnecessarily meanmain.Mostofus knowthatscienceis aboutaskingquestions and finding credibleways to answerthem and that it works bestina culturethatwelcomes challenges toprevailing dogmas.'Thus,theprincipal aimof thisvolumeis to describethesenew and attractive ideasandmethodswhich haveanimatedoncoendocrinolgyin recentyears.Tofulfill thistask,theco editors of thebookwereguidedbya desireto describe therichinnovation inthisfield.

Asaresult,thevolumeisdevotedtothenew developments insuchtopicsas mechanisms ofhormonal carcinogenesis (contributions ofJ.

Chenetal;J.RussoandI. Russo; L.Berstein), epidemiology andriskfactors (contributions ofS.Ukraintsevaet al;A.Hjartakeretal;A.H.EliassenandS.Hankinson), hormoneproductionbytumor tissue(contributionofS.BulunandE.Simpson) andhormonal sensitivityofthelatter (contribution of C. Langeet al),genesis,dichotomy and endocrinology of cancerin females (contribution of C.

Griindker et al), pharmacogenomics and proteomics in oncoendocrinology (contributions ofD.

Tysonand D. Ornstein; R. Weinshilboum), biological coreofhormonalandantihormonal therapyofcancer(contributions ofR.

Santenetal;A.Buttetal;S.SenguptaandV. C.Jordan)anditsprevention (T. Powles' contribution). Asoncewassaidbyprominentwriter:'Novelistsareeither"large audience" or"small audience'".' Wearehopingthatreadership ofthebook(whichtestifies that endocrinologyofcancerhasgonealongandfruitful way)willincreasegradually and receivefurtherstimulus neededfor subsequent achievements inthisinteresting area.

Lev M Berstein, MD, PhD, DMS RichardJ. Santen, MD 1. Parkin DM, Fernandez LM. Use of statistics to assess the global burden of breast cancer.

Breast J 2006; 12(Suppl 1):S70 80. 2. Omenn GS. Grand challenges and great opportunities in science, technology, and public policy.

Science 2006; 314:1696 704. 3. Bellow S. Something to Remember Me By: Three Tales. New York: Viking, 1991. v ABOUT THE EDITORS...


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 242 pages, 15 Tables, black and white; 1 Illustrations, color; 53 Illustrations, black and white; XX
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Oncology
  • ISBN: 9780387788173



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