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Current Cancer Research

Microbiome and Cancer

Editors: Robertson, Erle S. (Ed.)

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  • Provides a substantial body of information to fill a gap in the current literature
  • Covers a wide range of cancers, metabolic modulatory activities, immune responses, microbial signatures, and signaling activities
  • Contributors are experts in their respective fields, bringing a wealth of knowledge to the edition 
  • Brings to light changing concepts in microbiology, its links to non-communicable diseases and how these changes may affect the initiation and persistence of these pathologies
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This book ventures into a new and exciting area of discovery that directly ties our current knowledge of cancer to the discovery of microorganisms associated with different types of cancers. Recent studies demonstrate that microorganisms are directly linked to the establishment of cancers and that they can also contribute to the initiation, as well as persistence of, the cancers. Microbiome and Cancer covers the current knowledge of microbiome and its association with human cancers. It provides important reading for novices, senior undergraduates in cancer and microbiology, graduate students, junior investigators, residents, fellows and established investigators in the fields of cancer and microbiology. We cover areas related to known, broad concepts in microbiology and how they can relate to the ongoing discoveries of the micro-environment and the changes in the metabolic and physiologic states in that micro-environment, which are important for the ongoing nurturing and survival of the poly-microbial content that dictates activities in that micro-environment.

We cover the interactions of microorganisms associated with gastric carcinomas, which are important for driving this particular cancer. Additional areas include oral cancers, skin cancers, ovarian cancers, breast cancers, nasopharyngeal cancers, lung cancers, mesotheliomas, Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas, glioblastoma multiforme, hepatocellular carcinomas, as well as the inflammatory response related to the infectious agents in cancers. This book covers the metabolic changes that occur because of infection and their support for development of cancers, chronic infection and development of therapeutic strategies for detection and control of the infection.

The field of microbiome research has exploded over the last five years, and we are now understanding more and more about the context in which microorganisms can contribute to the onset of cancers in humans. The field of microbiome research has demonstrated that the human body has specific biomes for tissues and that changes in these biomes at the specific organ sites can result in disease. These changes can result in dramatic differences in metabolic shifts that, together with genetic mutations, will produce the perfect niche for establishment of the particular infection programmes in that organ site. We are just beginning to understand what those changes are and how they influence the disease state. Overall, we hope to bring together the varying degrees of fluctuations in the microbiome at the major organ sites and how these changes affect the normal cellular processes because of dysregulation, leading to proliferation of the associated tissues.

About the authors

Erle S. Robertson is the Harry P. Schenk Endowed Professor and Vice Chair of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is passionate about the role of microorganisms in development of cancers. He has over 20 years of experience in the field of viral oncology and has also contributed to studies investigating the human oncobiome. 

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

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eBook 129,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-04155-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 166,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-04154-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Microbiome and Cancer
Editors
  • Erle S. Robertson
Series Title
Current Cancer Research
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-04155-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-04155-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-04154-0
Series ISSN
2199-2584
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 401
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour
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