Nutrients in Cancer Prevention and Treatment

  • Kedar N. Prasad
  • Leonida Santamaria
  • R. Michael Williams

Part of the Experimental Biology and Medicine book series (EBAM, volume 27)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Carcinogenesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jianghao Chen, Michael DeVivo, Ravi Iyengar
      Pages 3-18
  3. Cancer Prevention Studies: Lab Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Kimberly Kline, Weiping Yu, Bihong Zhao, Karen Israel, April Charpentier, Marla Simmons-Menchaca et al.
      Pages 39-56
    3. Hector F. DeLuca
      Pages 57-69
    4. Andrija Kornhauser, Lark A. Lambert, Wayne G. Wamer, Rong Rong Wei, Sukadev Lavu, William C. Timmer
      Pages 83-100
    5. Marvin Cohen, Hemmi N. Bhagavan
      Pages 101-118
    6. Donald L. Hill, Tzu-Wen Shih, Tsu-Han Lin, Y. Fulmer Shealy
      Pages 119-136
    7. E. B. Thorling, N. O. Jacobsen
      Pages 173-189
    8. Ricardo A. Grinberg-Funes, Vishwa N. Singh, Frederica P. Perera, Douglas A. Bell, Tie Lan Young, Christopher Dickey et al.
      Pages 191-209
    9. I. A. Sadek, S. S. A. Zeyadah, H. M. Ismail, S. I. Saleh
      Pages 211-219
  4. Cancer Prevention Studies: Human Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. E. Robert Greenberg
      Pages 249-261
  5. Cancer Treatment Studies: Lab Studies

  6. Cancer Treatment Studies: Human Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 347-347
    2. Jae Ho Kim, Sang Hie Kim, Shao-Qin He, Jadranka Dragovic, Stephen Brown
      Pages 363-372
    3. A. Hoffer
      Pages 373-391
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 393-395

About this book


Nutrients in Cancer Prevention and Treatment contains articles that were presented by leading researchers and physicians in the field of nutritional oncology. Most of the previous conference proceedings on Nutrition and Cancer have dealt primarily with the issue of the role of nutrients in cancer prevention. This is logical because enormous quantities of laboratory and epi­ demiologic data have been published on the topic. Nutrients in Cancer Prevention and Treatment also contains several studies on the role of diet and vitamins in cancer treat­ ment. There are very few books that have reviewed laboratory and clinical studies and the role of vitamins in cancer treatment. There are preliminary data suggesting that daily supplementa­ tion with high doses of certain vitamins in combination with conventional therapeutic agents may enhance their growth inhibitory effects on tumor cells, and may protect normal tissues against some of their toxic effects. This book is unique in the sense that several articles have discussed the mechanisms of action of individual vitamins on cellular and molecular parameters. It is very exciting to note that some of the vitamins inhibit protein kinase C activity, increase the production of certain growth factors, and modulate the expression of a number of oncogenes. These studies, at least in part, offer rationales for the cancer protective effects of vitamins.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kedar N. Prasad
    • 1
  • Leonida Santamaria
    • 2
  • R. Michael Williams
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Colorado Health Sciences CenterDenverUSA
  2. 2.University of PaviaItaly
  3. 3.Cancer Treatment Center of AmericaDes MoinesUSA

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