The first complete overview of progress in the field. The two volumes contain selected articles from the prestigious online Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine, fully updated and enriched with numerous new contributions from many eminent scientists. Divided into three parts, the first gives a thorough introduction to cancer biology, while Part Two covers therapeutic approaches for all major forms of cancer, and the third part deals with cancer diagnostics. The result is a one-stop resource for advanced students, postdoctoral researchers and start-up companies.
Robert A. Meyers obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of California at Los Angeles. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology and has more than 17 patents, 50 technical papers and 12 books to his name. As Editor-in-Chief he conceived and edited several ambitious multivolume reference works, e.g. the Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry (Wiley), the Encyclopedia of Molecular Biology and Molecular Medicine (Wiley-VCH) and the Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology (Academic Press).
VOLUME 1 PART 1: CANCER BIOLOGY Cancer of the Prostate: Molecular Genetics Prostate Tissue Stem Cells and Prostate Cancer Progression Cancer Stem Cells Chromatin Remodeling in Carcinoma Cells Genetics and Molecular Biology of Lung Cancer Growth Factors and Oncogenes in Gastrointestinal Cancers Immunology of Cancer Immunosuppressive Factors in Cancer Intracellular Signaling in Cancer Liver Cancer, Molecular Biology of Mechanisms of Cancer Progression The role of stem cell niches in self-renewal, aging, and malignancy Mutagenesis, Malignancy and Genome Instability Retinal Blastoma VOLUME 2 PART 2: CANCER THERAPIES Molecular Oncology Theoretical Foundations of Cancer Chemotherapy Immunotoxins and Recombinant Immunotoxins in Cancer Therapy Pharmaco-Epigenomics to Improve Cancer Therapies Stem cells and colon cancer Targeted Therapy: Genomic Approaches Telomerase Inhibitors in Cancer Therapies Therapeutics against cancer stem cells PART 3: MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS AND IMAGING Circulating Plasma DNA Analysis in Personalized Cancer Evaluation Circulating Tumor cells (CTCs) in Blood in Cancer Stage Evaluation DNA in Neoplastic Disease Diagnosis Personalized Oncology Through DNA sequencing Proteomic Cancer Biomarkers