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Biomedical Sciences - Cancer Research | Metastasis of Prostate Cancer

Metastasis of Prostate Cancer

Ablin, Richard J., Mason, Malcolm D. (Eds.)

2007, XIV, 407 p.

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  • Brings together experts from the laboratory and the clinic
  • Highlights the key areas of active, current, translational research
  • Solid resource for physicians and scientists involved in the study of prostate cancer and the progression and metastization of the disease

This volume brings together the key research issues in clinical and laboratory science relating to metastasis in prostate cancer. It is especially suitable for those in the field, whether physicians and/or scientists, and whether in active research or in training, who wish to broaden their understanding, with regard to their own discipline, and also to another. It is also a resource for those whose research is in metastasis, but in diseases other than prostate cancer. The intention of this volume is to help to empower those who seek to further exploit the potential for translational research in this field.

Written by a team of internationally recognised experts, coverage ranges from the most fundamental aspects of the molecular biology of metastasis, to the patient in the clinic. The therapeutic approaches range from conventional drug design to immunogene therapy. Prostate cancer is an area of intense research effort, and this book provides a window on contemporary research in this important area.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » bisphosphonates - cell - chemotherapy - drug design - gene therapy - metastasis - molecular biology - prostate cancer - radiotherapy - tumor

Related subjects » Cancer Research - Oncology & Hematology

Table of contents 

Chapter 1: Introduction: Metastasis as a Therapeutic Target
Richard J. Ablin and Malcolm D. Mason

Chapter 2: The Natural History of Prostate Cancer
David F. Penson and Peter C. Albertsen

Chapter 3: The Search for Genes Which Influence Prostate Cancer Metastasis: A Moving Target?
Norman J. Maitland

Chapter 4: Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Prostate Cancer Metastasis
Wen G. Jiang

Chapter 5: Role of Prostaglandin Synthesis and Cyclooxygenase-2 in Prostate Cancer and Metastasis
Alaa F. Badawi

Chapter 6: Cell Cycle Regulation
Ruchi M. Newman and Bruce R. Zetter

Chapter 7: Epithelial-Mesenchymal Molecular Interactions in Prostatic Tumor Cell Plasticity
Mary J.C. Hendrix, Jun Luo, Elisabeth A. Seftor, Navesh Sharma, Paul M. Heidger
Jr., Michael B. Cohen, Robert Bhatty, Jirapat Chungthapong, Richard E.B. Seftor, and David Lubaroff

Chapter 8: Orthotopic Metastatic Mouse Models of Prostate Cancer
Robert M. Hoffman

Chapter 9: ß-Catenin, its Binding Partners and Signalling Mechanisms: Implications in Prostate Cancer
Gaynor Davies, Gregory M. Harrison, and Malcolm D. Mason

Chapter 10: Hepatocyte Growth Factor/Scatter Factor and Prostate Cancer Metastasis
Gaynor Davies, Wen G. Jiang, and Malcolm D. Mason

Chapter 11: Matrix Degradation in Prostate Cancer
Michael J. Wilson and Akhouri A. Sinha

Chapter 12: The Biology of Bone Metastases from Prostate Cancer and the Role of Bisphosphonates
Noel W. Clarke and Herbert A. Fleisch

Chapter 13: Non-Steroidal Anti-Androgen Use as Part of Combined Androgen Blockade Therapy for Metastatic or Locally Advanced Prostate Cancer: a Review of the Evidence on Efficacy and Toxicity
Mike Shelley, Charles Bennett, Derek Nathan, and Oliver Sartor

Chapter 14: Strategies for the Implementation of Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy
Paula Scullin, Joe M. O’Sullivan, and Christopher C. Parker

Chapter 15: Immuno-gene Therapy for Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Takefumi Satoh, Terry L. Timme, Yehoshua Gdor, Brian J. Miles, Robert J. Amato, Dov Kadmon, and Timothy C. Thompson

Chapter 16: Distilling the Past – Envisioning the Future
Richard J. Ablin and Malcolm D. Mason

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