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Experimental Biology and Medicine

Vitamins and Cancer

Human Cancer Prevention by Vitamins and Micronutrients

Authors: Meyskens, Jr., Prasad, Kedar N.

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In the past five years, a surprising and intense resurgence in interest in vitamins and other micronutrients and their role in health and dis­ ease has occurred. The recognition has emerged that vitamins not only are essential for life ·in that severe nutritional deficiencies occur in their absence, but that these compounds may also serve as natural inhibitors of cancer. Synthetic alterations of the basic vitamin A mole­ cule have also resulted in the production of compounds that are more potent as anticancer agents than the natural substance and may have substantial therapeutic activity as well. Whether other vita­ mins can be changed or altered to produce a better anticancer effect than the native compound has been little explored to date, but should be a fruitful pursuit for future study. In our concluding remarks to the First International Conference in 1982, we speculated that rapid advances in our understanding of vi­ tamins would occur in the next few years and that large-scale inter­ vention trials of vitamins as preventive agents in defined human pop­ ulations would be started. This anticipated generation of data on vitamins and their interactions has proceeded rapidly and the impor­ tance of interactions between vitamins and other micronutrients in the prevention setting has become better appreciated. Currently, more than 25 intervention trials with a variety of target populations using vitamins and other micronutrients have been started, but it re­ mains too early for meaningful analysis of the results to date.

Table of contents (30 chapters)

  • Studies on the Mechanism of the Antiproliferative Action of Retinoids Using Retinoid-Resistant Melanoma Cell Mutants

    Lotan, Reuben

    Pages 3-17

  • Retinoids, Polyamines and Teratocarcinoma Differentiation

    Schindler, Joel (et al.)

    Pages 19-33

  • Biochemical Mechanism of Inhibition of Phorbol Ester-Induced Mouse Epidermal Ornithine Decarboxylase by Retinoic Acid

    Verma, Ajit K.

    Pages 35-49

  • The Effects of Antioxidants on the Induction of Malignant Transformation in Vitro

    Kennedy, Ann R.

    Pages 51-64

  • Free Radicals, Dietary Antioxidants and Mechanisms in Cancer Prevention; in Vitro Studies

    Borek, Carmia

    Pages 65-82

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Vitamins and Cancer
Book Subtitle
Human Cancer Prevention by Vitamins and Micronutrients
Authors
Series Title
Experimental Biology and Medicine
Series Volume
10
Copyright
1986
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
The Humana Press Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-5006-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-5006-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-89603-094-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-9395-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 482
Topics