Cancer Drug Discovery and Development

Bladder Tumors:

Molecular Aspects and Clinical Management

Editors: Lokeshwar, Vinata B., Merseburger, Axel S., Hautmann, Stefan H. (Eds.)

  • This new text book on bladder cancer gives both the clinicians and laboratory investigators state-of-the art information on basic science and clinical aspects of bladder cancer.

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About this book

Clinical management of bladder cancer is challenging of the heterogeneity among bladder tumors with respect to invasion and metastasis, and frequent occurrence of new tumors in the bladder among patients treated with bladder preservation treatments. Treatment of bladder cancer spans from tumor resection and intravesical treatment, to neoadjuvant chemotherapy, radical surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy. At the same time, bladder cancer is also at the forefront of biomarker development because of the ease of developing noninvasive urine tests. The features of environment-driven carcinogenesis and divergent molecular pathways in the development of low- and high-grade tumors provide a unique opportunity for advance molecular research in cancer biology. Bladder Tumors: Molecular Aspects and Clinical Management is a collection of comprehensive reviews on the state-of-the art basic science research and clinical management of bladder cancer. The book progresses from epidemiology of bladder cancer, molecular basis of bladder carcinogenesis, to standard and molecular aspects of bladder cancer diagnosis and prognosis, and also includes various treatment aspects of both non muscle invasive and muscle invasive bladder cancer. The book features: • Epidemiology, bladder carcinogenesis and divergent molecular pathways of bladder cancer development. • Pathology of bladder tumors, cystoscopy, cytology and newer techniques of bladder cancer diagnosis. • Molecular basis, efficacy and economics of diagnostic and prognostic markers for bladder cancer, with an added feature of recent inventions of molecular nomongrams. • Clinical management of low-grade and non muscle invasive bladder tumors. • Intravesical chemotherapy versus immune (BCG) therapy. • Clinical management of patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer, including neoadjuvant therapy, various aspects of cystectomy including urinary diversion and recent advances such as laproscopic cystectomy • Adjuvant chemotherapy for metastatic bladder cancer and management of upper track tumors • Non-transitional cell carcinoma tumors. The book is truly an international effort to bring the latest development in bladder cancer to the readers. The contributing authors, leaders in their respective areas of expertise-related to bladder cancer, were assembled from different parts of the world. Since the editorial team of the book consists of a translational researcher (Vinata B. Lokeshwar) and practicing urologists with expertise in clinical research (Stefan Hautmann and Axel S. Merseburger), it the Editors’ intent to promote an ongoing dialog among researchers and urologists to help reduce morbidity, mortality associated with bladder cancer, while improving the quality of life for patients.

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“In this comprehensive review of all aspects of bladder cancer, 22 chapters are written by an international mix of clinicians and basic scientists. … This book is designed to be helpful to both clinicians and basic scientists. … The book accomplishes its goal as a broad but concise overview of all aspects of bladder cancer. … this is an effective textbook for a variety of audiences.” (Edouard Trabulsi, Doody’s Review Service, July, 2011)

“Editors Vinata Lokeshwar, Axel Merseburger and Stefan Hautmann and 40 contributors, all worldwide experts, collaborated on this textbook dedicated to various aspects of bladder cancer. The aim was to provide the reader with exhaustive information on current advances in all fields of bladder cancer. … This excellent textbook covers all topics related to bladder cancers and the authors reached their ambitious objective. All physicians and researchers involved in bladder cancer will be grateful to the authors for this useful reference.” (European Urology Today, July/August, 2011)


Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Bladder Cancer Epidemiology

    Ribal, Maria J.

    Pages 1-22

  • Bladder Carcinogenesis and Molecular Pathways

    Escudero, Diogo O. (et al.)

    Pages 23-41

  • Histopathology and Molecular Pathology of Bladder Cancer

    Hartmann, Arndt (et al.)

    Pages 43-61

  • Bladder Cancer Diagnosis and Detection: Current Status

    Ploeg, M. (et al.)

    Pages 63-77

  • Urine Cytology, DNA Ploidy and Morphometry

    Wojcik, Eva M.

    Pages 79-90

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eBook $229.00
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Hardcover $289.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-60761-927-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $289.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-61779-719-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bladder Tumors:
Book Subtitle
Molecular Aspects and Clinical Management
Editors
  • Vinata B. Lokeshwar
  • Axel S. Merseburger
  • Stefan H. Hautmann
Series Title
Cancer Drug Discovery and Development
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-60761-928-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-60761-928-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-60761-927-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-61779-719-4
Series ISSN
2196-9906
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 468
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