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Author Tanase, Cristiana Pistol.

Title Molecular pathology of pituitary adenomas / Cristiana Tanase, Irina Ogrezeanu, Corin Badiu
Published Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2011


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 113 pages)
Contents Pituitary Tumor Classification: Functionality, Invasiveness, and Aggressiveness -- Immunohistochemistry and Electron Microscopy as Evaluation Criteria in Tumor Classification in the Deciphering of Pituitary Adenomas -- Proliferation -- Angiogenesis -- Apoptosis -- Signal Transduction -- Stem Cell Markers in Pituitary Adenomas -- MicroRNAs -- New Generic Tools for Diagnosis: Genomics and Proteomics -- Therapeutic Approaches: Drug, Surgical, and Radiotherapy
Summary The pituitary gland is an important one since it controls several of the other hormone glands such as the thyroid and adrenals. A pituitary adenoma is an abnormal growth, or tumor in this gland and they are the subject of very active clinical and pathological research. This book examines the latest developments in this field and discusses the most important molecules implicated in apoptosis, angiogenesis and signal transduction. A good understanding of these processes is needed in order to identify the best therapies. Facilitates the understanding of the processes involved and how they are they are translated into therapy. Illustrations are used to explain the complex mechanisms involved
Notes Print version record
Subject Pituitary gland -- Tumors.
Adenoma -- physiopathology
Pituitary Neoplasms -- physiopathology
Adenoma -- genetics
Pituitary Neoplasms -- genetics
pituitary gland
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Cancer.
MEDICAL -- Oncology.
Pituitary gland -- Tumors
Form Electronic book
Author Ogrezeanu, Irina
Badiu, Corin.
ISBN 9780124158306