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Title Prostate cancer : basic mechanisms and therapeutic approaches / editor, Chawnshang Chang
Published [River Edge] New Jersey : World Scientific, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 429 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Hormonal therapy for prostate cancer: Clinical and experimental evidence -- Immunotherapies for prostate cancer -- Radiation therapy and hormonal therapy for prostate cancer -- Gene therapy for prostate cancer -- Chemotherapy for prostate cancer -- Chemoprevention for prostate cancer -- Neuroendocrine differentiation and androgen-independence in prostate cancer -- Biology of prostatic acid phosphatase and prostate-specific antigen and their applications in prostate cancer -- Epigenetics in prostate cancer -- Significance of 5a-reductase in prostate cancer -- Roles of Vitamin E in prostate and prostate cancer -- Vitamin D and prostate cancer -- Functions of estrogen receptor in prostate and prostate cancer -- Epidemiology of prostate cancer -- Profiling gene expression changes in prostate carcinoma -- Study of androgen┬┐Androgen receptor roles in prostate cancer using mice lacking functional prostate androgen receptor -- Capturing signal anomalies of human prostate cancer into mouse models
Summary Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death in men and its progression is highly dependent on androgens and androgen receptors. However, even with treatment, eventually most prostate cancers progress. Studies of the mechanisms behind this progression leads to advances in treatments for androgen-related diseases. Our book discusses recent prostate cancer research, which includes the following topics: immunotherapy and chemotherapy; radiation, gene, hormonal, and androgen ablation therapies; basic mechanisms behind prostate cancer growth; how mechanisms can be used to treat prostate can
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Prostate -- Cancer.
Prostatic Neoplasms -- physiopathology.
Prostatic Neoplasms -- therapy.
Form Electronic book
Author Chang, Chawnshang, 1955-
ISBN 1281880930
9789812560674 (alk. paper)
9789812569202 (electronic bk.)
981256067X (alk. paper)
9812569200 (electronic bk.)