Your Waterstones card is changing, introducing...
TELL ME MORE
The Biology and Prevention of Aerodigestive Tract Cancers - Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 320 (Paperback)
  • The Biology and Prevention of Aerodigestive Tract Cancers - Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 320 (Paperback)
zoom

The Biology and Prevention of Aerodigestive Tract Cancers - Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 320 (Paperback)

(editor), (editor)
£54.99
Paperback 172 Pages / Published: 29/10/2012
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
The papers contained in this volume were presented ati the Golden Jubilee Cancer Prevention Conference, "The Biology and Prevention of Aerodigestive Tract Cancers," sponsored by The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, February 21-23, 1991. The purpose of the conference was to further the understanding of the biology, epidemiology, and prevention of aerodigestive tract cancers. Advances in under- standing the biology of aerodigestive tract cancers have led to successful early chemoprevention trials. Chemopreventive agents in current use are capable 9f reversing premalignant lesions, as well as reducing the number of second primary cancers of the head and neck. These trials hold the promise that effective prevention methods for these cancers will be forthcoming in the foreseeable future. Carcinogenic exposures appear to affect the entiry epithelial lining of the upper aerodigestive tract, a phenomena described as "field cancerization. " This process contributes to the development of both synchronous and metachronous aerodigestive tract cancers. It also provides a sound rationale for the chemoprevention of these cancers. Animal models are important for identifying the critical components of field cancerization and for testing potentially new chemopreventive agents and regimens. The hamster lung carcinogen- esis model and the hamster cheek model are discussed. Aerodigestive tract cancers account for about 20% of newly diagnosed invasive cancers. Cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption are the most important risk factors for these cancers.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
ISBN: 9781461365365
Number of pages: 172
Weight: 367 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 10 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 199

You may also be interested in...

How Football Saved My Life
Added to basket
Oxford Handbook of Oncology
Added to basket
£34.99
Part-work (fascículo)
B is for Breast Cancer
Added to basket
Laws of Medicine
Added to basket
Added Time
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
The Cancer Chronicles
Added to basket
Cancer
Added to basket
£12.50
Paperback
Cancer: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
The Emperor of All Maladies
Added to basket
Cancer Virus
Added to basket
Survival Lessons
Added to basket
Lecture Notes: Oncology
Added to basket
Oxford Handbook of Clinical Haematology
Added to basket
£34.99
Part-work (fascículo)
The Cancer-Fighting Diet
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.