Techniques and Methodological Approaches in Breast Cancer Research

Authors: Russo, Jose, Russo, Irma H.

  • Explores various cutting-edge methodologies used in breast cancer research, including stem cell separation, molecular analysis of gene function and more
  • Explores imaging techniques that are integral for studying the physiopathology of breast cancer
  • Authors are well known in the field of breast cancer
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About this book

This volume explores the myriad of techniques and methodological approaches that are being used in breast cancer research. The authors critically evaluate of the advantages and disadvantages of current methodologies, starting with the tools available for understanding the architecture of the human breast, including its tissue and cellular composition. The volume discusses the importance of functional studies in breast cancer research, especially with the help of laser capture microdissection, which allows the separation of small amounts of tissue, as well as specific cells, for biochemical analysis. In addition, the authors address methodologies including stem cell separation, which has helped in significantly understanding their role in normal breast development, but also further the understanding of breast cancer and its therapeutic management. The use of in vitro techniques and established cell lines for mechanistic studies in chemotherapeutic approaches have been invaluable will be discussed. Imaging techniques for evaluating in vitro and in vivo behavior of normal and cancerous breast tissue will be explored, as it provides a better understanding of the physiopathology of cancer. The volume will also discuss the molecular analysis of gene function in breast cancer through the transcriptomic and epigenomic profile. More importantly, the advancement of more refined techniques in sequencing will be covered. This monograph will be a comprehensive, authoritative and timely, as it addresses the emerging approaches used in breast cancer research.

About the authors

Jose Russo, M.D., FACP is a Professor and Senior Member for the Fox Chase Cancer Center. He is also the Director of the Breast Cancer and Environment Research Center at Fox Chase .In addition to his roles at Fox Chase, he is simultaneously an Adjunct Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at Jefferson Medical College, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry at Temple Medical School. His primary research interest includes breast cancer, endocrinology, hormonal and environmental carcinogenesis. He's received several academic and research awards for his outstanding work in the field. He's a member of numerous scientific and professional societies. He has published over 350 scientific papers. He also serves on several editorial boards for several journals including, International Journal of Oncology, Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation, and the Journal of Medical Hypothesis and Research. In addition, he's the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Women's Cancer. He's also published several books with Springer in the past. Irma Russo, M.D., FACP, FASCP is Associate Professor at the Fox Chase Cancer Center and the Chief of the Molecular Endocrinology Section oat the Breast Cancer Research Lab. She has over 190 scientific publications.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The Use of Whole Mounts for Studying the Architecture of the Human Breast

    Russo, Jose (et al.)

    Pages 1-44

  • Histological Evaluation of the Normal Breast

    Russo, Jose (et al.)

    Pages 45-73

  • Methodology for Studying the Compartments of the Human Breast

    Russo, Jose (et al.)

    Pages 75-102

  • Methodological Approach to Tissue Microarray for Studying the Normal and Cancerous Human Breast

    Russo, Jose (et al.)

    Pages 103-118

  • In Vitro Techniques for Studying the Normal Breast and the Use of Cell Lines in Breast Cancer Research

    Russo, Jose (et al.)

    Pages 119-150

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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-4662-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Techniques and Methodological Approaches in Breast Cancer Research
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-0718-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-0718-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0717-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4662-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 287
Number of Illustrations and Tables
25 b/w illustrations, 167 illustrations in colour
Topics