© 1986

Breast Cancer: Origins, Detection, and Treatment

Proceedings of the International Breast Cancer Research Conference London, United Kingdom — March 24–28, 1985

  • Marvin A. Rich
  • Jean Carol Hager
  • Joyce Taylor-Papadimitriou

Part of the Developments in Oncology book series (DION, volume 43)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Growth and Development of Normal and Malignant Mammary Epithelium

    1. W. Imagawa, G. Bandyopadhyay, M. Spencer, J. Li, S. Nandi
      Pages 31-41
    2. D. Salomon, M. Bano, W. R. Kidwell
      Pages 42-56
    3. H. Rochefort, F. Capony, G. Cavalie-Barthez, M. Chambon, M. Garcia, O. Massot et al.
      Pages 57-68
  3. Biology of Breast Cancer

  4. Molecular Basis of Mammary Carcinogenesis

    1. R. D. Cardiff, D. W. Morris, L. J. T. Young, R. Strange
      Pages 156-166
    2. R. Nusse, A. Van Ooyen, E. Schuuring, M. Van Lohuizen, F. Rijsewijk
      Pages 167-177
    3. J. D. Fetherston, Toby Horn, Renato Mariani-Costantini, Iqbal Ali, Jeffrey Schlom, Robert Callahan
      Pages 182-189
    4. Niki J. Agnantis, Demetrios A. Spandidos
      Pages 190-194
    5. B. Groner, S. Kozma, N. E. Hynes, S. Redmond, R. Jaggi, W. Gunzburg et al.
      Pages 195-204

About this book


The control of breast cancer, a leading cause of cancer death in women, will depend ultimately on our understanding of the disease--its origin, and progression which in turn will permit the effective management of its treatment, its detection, and perhaps even its prevention. It is for a better understanding of this spectrum of biological processes crossing back and forth across scientific and clinical disciplines that this volume strives. Several broad topics have been addressed in organizing a large mass of work representing state of the art updates from many of the major breast cancer research groups around the world. The chapters in the first section speak to the factors affecting the growth and development of normal and malignant mammary epithelium. Special emphasis is placed on insights drawn from developmental biology, the cellular interactions that occur in the mammary gland during growth and differentiation; and the study of hormones and growth factors in the regulation of growth and differentiation of normal and malignant breast tissues. In the section on the biology of breast cancer, there is a characterization of relevant model systems for the study of breast cancer and their contribution to our understanding of preneoplasia and progression in mammary cancer. Included as well is the current status of major studies on the immunological aspects of breast cancer and the latest efforts in the development of markers for metastasis in breast cancer.


breast cancer cancer cancer research hormones metastasis prevention

Editors and affiliations

  • Marvin A. Rich
    • 1
  • Jean Carol Hager
    • 1
  • Joyce Taylor-Papadimitriou
    • 2
  1. 1.AMC Cancer Research CenterDenverUSA
  2. 2.Imperial Cancer Research FundLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Breast Cancer: Origins, Detection, and Treatment
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the International Breast Cancer Research Conference London, United Kingdom — March 24–28, 1985
  • Editors Marvin A. Rich
    Jean Carol Hager
    Joyce Taylor-Papadimitriou
  • Series Title Developments in Oncology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-89838-792-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-9421-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4613-2309-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 368
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Oncology
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