Methods of Cancer Diagnosis, Therapy and Prognosis: Breast Carcinoma - Methods of Cancer Diagnosis, Therapy and Prognosis 1 (Paperback)
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Methods of Cancer Diagnosis, Therapy and Prognosis: Breast Carcinoma - Methods of Cancer Diagnosis, Therapy and Prognosis 1 (Paperback)

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The enormity of the global healthcare costs vical. One-fifth of all cancers worldwide as a result of cancer infliction cannot be are caused by a chronic infection, for overemphasized. There are more than 100 example, human papilloma virus (HPV) types of cancers; any part of the body can causes cervical cancer and hepatitis B be affected. More than 11 million people virus (HBV) causes liver cancer. Tobacco are diagnosed with cancer every year, and use is the most common preventable cause it is estimated that there will be 16 mil- of cancer in the world. Approximately, lion new cases per year by the year 2020. 168,000 cancer deaths are expected to be In 2005, 7. 6 million people died of can- caused by tobacco use. Approximately, cer, that is, 13% of the 58 million deaths 40% of cancer could be prevented, mainly worldwide. It is estimated that 9 million by not using tobacco, having a healthy people will die from cancer worldwide in diet, being physically active, preventing 2015 and 11. 4 million will die in 2030. infections that may cause cancer, reduc- More than 70% of all cancer deaths occur ing exposure to sunlight, and avoidance of in low and middle income countries. excessive alcohol consumption and stress Five major cancer causing overall mor- (anger). A third of cancers could be cured talities per year worldwide are (WHO): if detected early and treated adequately. It is well established that scientific 1. Lung: 1.

Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789048178582
Number of pages: 728
Weight: 1880 g
Dimensions: 260 x 193 x 39 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2009


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Once more Professor Hayat has to be congratulated for bringing together 56 leading scientists representing 16 countries in the field of breast cancer, which has made it possible to publish such an excellent book. It represents a valuable addition to the available literature on breast cancer treatment since it covers all aspects of breast cancer, including diagnosis, treatments, and prognosis. Thereby, not only efficacy of various anticancer drugs and their side-effects are pointed out, but also the necessity of age-dependent breast cancer strategies is highlighted. Therefore, I conclude that this book is a true benefit to all clinicians, surgeons, and oncologists working in the field of breast cancer."

Professor Dr. Thomas Dittmer
Institute of Immunology
Witten/Herdecke University
Witten, Germany

"This first volume of the Handbook on Methods of Cancer Diagnosis, Therapy, and Prognosis, concerns problems related to diagnosis, treatment, monitoring of therapy, and prognosis in breast cancer. This is an impressive monograph containing data range on novel techniques (e.g., PET examination of sentinel lymph nodes) used in early diagnosis, prognosis (Molecular studies on circulating neoplastic cells), and treatment (surgery, chemo-radio-and hormontherapy) of various histological types of breast cancer. This monograph resulting from cooperative efforts of 56 authors from 16 countries (specialists in this field) cannot be matched by any publication of this type. The oncologists, pathologists, and scientists engaged in problems of breast cancer should have this extremely valuable Handbook at hand."

Professor Piotr Dziegiel
Department of Histology and Embryology
Medical University of Wroclaw, Poland

"It has been a great pleasure to review the forthcoming book, Methods of Cancer Diagnosis, Therapy, and Prognosis: Volume 1, edited by Professor M.A. Hayat. Dr. Hayat is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, Kean University, Union, New Jersey. After seeing the chapters listed in his book, I am very impressed by the thoroughness of the topics in the proposed book. As an editor, Dr. Hayat has assembled a group of well known researchers and clinicians from many parts of the world to write the state-of-the art chapters on breast cancer, including but not limited to the chapters, on computer-assisted diagnosis, familial breast cancer, serum markers in diagnosis, circulating cancer cells before and after treatments, epigenetic markers, metastasis and its detection, validation of biomarkers, immunohistochemistry, invasive cancer and treatments. He has summarized the problems associated with the complexities of research publications which are not easy reading even for many scientists and clinicians. The subject matter is, undoubtedly, complex and formidable for many breast cancer patients.

The current consolidated information on breast cancer research is not readily available. The numbers of cancer cases are projected to increase significantly by 2030, especially in low and middle income countries. Even in the advanced countries, there is a population of low and middle income people who do not have access to appropriate diagnosis and treatment. These people suffer from the same problems as those belonging to the low and middle income countries. Dr. Hayat has provided data in his preface showing that some cancers can be reduced by changes in lifestyle and education. His assessment is very timely.

With best wishes and regards to Dr. Hayat."

Akhouri A. Sinha, Ph.D. Professor of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development, The University of Minnesota and Research Scientist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

"Professor Hayat has done it again! He has edited (METHODS OF CANCER DIAGNOSIS, THERAPY, AND PROGNOSIS, to be published by Springer) a comprehensive treatise on diagnosis, therapy, recurrence, resistance along with risk benefit ratio in cancers with special emphasis on breast cancer. Scientists and clinicians from the world over have contributed the latest advances in their respective areas of expertise. The reader is provided with a whole field view of the state of the art in breast cancer management. This treatise will serve as a must read for oncologists, scientist researchers and students of cancer biology. I look forward to the next series dealing with epidemiology, genetic predisposition and the role of the tumor microenvironment in cancer biology."

Debabrata Banerjee Ph.D
Associate Professor
Medicine and Pharmacology
Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick

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