Hormones, Genes, and Cancer

Hormones, Genes, and Cancer

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Hormonal carcinogenesis is an important and controversial area of current research. In addition to accelerating existing cancers, can hormones play the role of primary carcinogens? How do genetic factors influence hormone-related cancer risk? Hormones, Genes, and Cancer addresses these questions. Over the past few decades, cancer research has focused on external environmental causes(e.g., tobacco smoke, viruses, asbestos). With the advent of new genetic sequencing techniques, we are just now beginning to understand how the body's internal environment(i.e., the hormones and growth factors that determine normal development) influences cancer etiology and prevention. From molecular insights to clinical analyses, this volume provides state-of-the-art information on the complex interactions between hormones and genes and cancer. The epidemiology and molecular endocrinology of prostate, breast, uterine, ovarian and testicular cancer are detailed in this timely treatise.Armstrong B, Doll R. Environmental factors and cancer incidence and mortality in different countries, with special reference to dietary practices. Int J Cancer 15:617 a€“631 ... Dietary factors and risk of breast cancer: combined analysis of 12 case- control studies [see comments]. ... Proc Am Assoc Cancer Res 36:109a€“115, 1995 .

Title:Hormones, Genes, and Cancer
Author:Director in the Department of Preventive Medicine University of Southern California Brian E. Henderson Distinguished Professor, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Bruce Ponder Professor of Oncology University Cambridge, University of Southern California Ronald K. Ross Professor and Chairman of the Department of Preventive Medicine Keck School of Medicine, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 2003-03-13


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