Experientia Supplementum

Cancer: Cell Structures, Carcinogens and Genomic Instability

Editors: Bignold, Leon P. (Ed.)

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Tumors can be induced by a variety of physical and chemical carcinogens. The resulting tumor cells are usually abnormal in their morphology and behavior and transmit their abnormalities to their daughter tumor cells. Most theories of the pathogenesis of tumors suggest that carcinogens in some way cause alterations either of the genomes or of inheritable patterns of gene expression in normal cells, which then cause morphological and behavioral changes.

This volume presents a collection of articles aimed at the question by what genetic or epigenetic mechanisms carcinogens can cause morphological abnormalities of tumor cells. It includes reviews of cellular targets of known carcinogens, and presents varying viewpoints of how morphological abnormalities and the actions of carcinogens might be related.

The volume will be of interest to all those who are involved in cancer research or in the prevention, diagnosis or management of tumors in humans or animals.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • The mode of action of organic carcinogens on cellular structures

    Andreas Luch

    Pages 65-95

  • Actions of ultraviolet light on cellular structures

    David I. Pattison, Michael J. Davies

    Pages 131-157

  • Actions of radiation on living cells in the “post-bystander” era

    Carmel Mothersill, C. B. Seymour

    Pages 159-177

  • Genetic instability in human tumors

    Stavroula Raptis, Bharati Bapat

    Pages 303-320

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cancer: Cell Structures, Carcinogens and Genomic Instability
Editors
  • Leon P. Bignold
Series Title
Experientia Supplementum
Series Volume
96
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Birkhäuser Basel
eBook ISBN
978-3-7643-7378-8
DOI
10.1007/3-7643-7378-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7643-7156-2
Series ISSN
1023-294X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 376
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