The contents of Colorectal Cancer: Methods and Protocols aim to instruct investigators in all the key genetic, cellular, and molecular biological methods of analyzing colorectal tumors. The focused techniques and assays are described in sufficient detail to allow researchers to start an experiment on colon tumors and proceed from beginning to end as if the expert in the field who has performed these studies were guiding them at the bench. Of note, most of the chapters in this volume are written by those scientists who p- neered these methods and assays in their respective fields. The chapters in Colorectal Cancer: Methods and Protocols describe "state of the art" methods to analyze colorectal tumors, ranging from gross mic- dissection of specimens to specific molecular analyses. Included are coverages of mutational assays, instability testing, immunohistochemical assays, chro- somal studies, and gene expression analyses. The goal of our volume is to facilitate the performance of colorectal tumor biological experiments by investigators at various levels of training-from graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to principal investigators who desire to advance our understanding of colon cancer development.
Publisher: Humana Press Inc.
Number of pages: 294
Weight: 1390 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 20 mm
Edition: 2001 ed.
"This is quite interesting and a valuable volume. It aims to instruct investigators in the key genetic, cellular and molecular biological methods for analyzing colorectal tumors. It's quite precise in its description of these techniques and, as the preface says, "The focused techniques and assays are described in sufficient detail to allow researchers to start an experiment on colon tumors and proceed from beginning to end as if the expert in the field who has performed these studies were guiding them at the bench." A large amount of practical information is packed into one small volume and this volume is ideal for students and fellows who wish to expand their knowledge in this area and have a ready volume reference in developing new techniques...The volume is also good value for those of us who don't get into the lab as it clarifies many of the techniques which are used and helps the non-involved reader to understand the terminology and techniques used in this important area of cancer research." - Cancer Forum
"...Dr. Saltz has produced as concise a presentation as possible within the framework of the widely scattered disciplines searching the complexity of diagnostic and therapeutic problems occurring among patients with colorectal cancer." - Comprehensive Therapy