Homeostasis - Tumor - Metastasis

Authors: Banfalvi, Gaspar

  • First the reader will learn about maintaining homeostasis, then about loss of health by upsetting the biological balance
  • The consequence of unbalanced cell growth helps to understand cell death and tumor formation
  • Readers will get an idea how primary tumors cells confined to restricted areas in the body can be effectively treated without  cancerous consequences
  • Old (hematogen) and new theories (lymphatic) will help the understanding of metastatic spread of tumors
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Homeostasis. The health of an organism is influenced by external and internal changes that may lead to the loss of homeostasis. Under healthy conditions organisms compensate these changes.  If compensation fails disease ensues. Attention will be paid to lifestyle, environmental changes, genetic makeup and health system. It will be answered  how lifestyle, environment, genetic makeup and social conditions help to maintain or upset the biological balance  and lead to cancer.
Tumor formation. To understand this process the transfer of intracellular and the pathways of extracellular information (signal transduction) will be reviewed briefly. Loss of cellular balance may lead to cell death (.e.g. apoptosis) or to rapid cell growth of cells leading to tumor formation.
Metastasis. Animal tumor models serve to understand the spread of the primary tumor cells to distant locations of the organism. Different types of tumors and metastases will be reviewed.​

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eBook $149.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Homeostasis - Tumor - Metastasis
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7335-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7335-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7334-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0248-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 279
Number of Illustrations and Tables
55 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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