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Title Hormones, genes, and cancer / [edited by] Brian E. Henderson, Bruce Ponder, Ronald K. Ross
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 450 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Summary Hormonal carcinogenesis is an important and controversial area of research. In addition to accelerating existing cancers, can hormones play the role of primary carcinogens? And how do genetic factors influence hormone-related cancer risk?; This work addresses these questions. During the last few decades of the 20th century, cancer research focused on external environmental causes (for example, tobacco smoke, viruses, asbestos). With the advent of genetic sequencing techniques, we are just now beginning to understand how the body's internal environment (that is, the hormones and growth factors that determine normal development) influences cancer etiology and prevention.; From molecular insights to clinical analyses, this volume provides state-of-the-art information on the complex interactions between hormones and genes and cancer. The epidemiology and molecular endocrinology of prostate, breast, uterine, ovarian and testicular cancer are detailed in this timely treatise
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Cancer -- Endocrine aspects.
Generative organs -- Cancer -- Chemoprevention.
Generative organs -- Cancer -- Molecular aspects.
Hormones -- Carcinogenicity.
Neoplasms -- etiology.
Genes -- physiology.
Hormones -- physiology.
Form Electronic book
Author Henderson, Brian E.
Ponder, B. A. J. (Bruce A. J.), 1944-
Ross, Ronald K. (Ronald Keith)
ISBN 1280530979
1423784820 (electronic bk.)
9781280530975
9781423784821 (electronic bk.)