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Obesity, Inflammation and Cancer

  • Andrew J. Dannenberg
  • Nathan A. Berger


  • Provides the latest information implicating a link between obesity, inflammation and specific tumor types

  • Describes innovative research on novel NSAIDS, omega 3 fatty acids, natural products, vascular targeting, caloric restriction and exercise in regards to cancer therapy

  • Presents research connecting persistent inflammation to some of the comorbidities associated with cancer survivorship


Part of the Energy Balance and Cancer book series (EBAC, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Lesley G. Ellies, Andrew Johnson, Jerrold M. Olefsky
    Pages 1-23
  3. Tuo Deng, Jun Cui, Christopher J. Lyon, Nan Zhang, Helen Y. Wang, Rong-fu Wang et al.
    Pages 25-60
  4. Stephanie K. Doerner, Nathan A. Berger
    Pages 99-132
  5. Anamay Sharma, Ahmed Elebiary, Sonia Chowdhury, Navtej Buttar
    Pages 133-145
  6. Stephanie K. Doerner, Jason D. Heaney
    Pages 147-180
  7. Neil M. Iyengar, Patrick G. Morris, Clifford A. Hudis, Andrew J. Dannenberg
    Pages 181-217
  8. Jorge Blando, Achinto Saha, Kaoru Kiguchi, John DiGiovanni
    Pages 235-256
  9. Louise R. Howe
    Pages 257-303
  10. Harmony F. Turk, Jennifer M. Monk, Tim Y. Hou, Robert S. Chapkin
    Pages 305-339
  11. Gary Stoner, Li-Shu Wang
    Pages 341-361
  12. Stephen D. Hursting, Nikki A. Ford, Sarah M. Dunlap, Marcie J. Hursting, Laura M. Lashinger
    Pages 363-379
  13. Ahmad Salameh, Mikhail G. Kolonin
    Pages 381-400
  14. Michael Gleeson
    Pages 401-424
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 425-433

About this book


In addition to their metabolic and endocrinologic effects, obesity and adipose tissue have now been shown to be associated with chronic low grade inflammation resulting in cellular and humoral factors of which the latter may act by endocrine, paracrine and autocrine mechanisms. These inflammatory mediators have increasingly been suggested as contributing to the obesity link to carcinogenesis and cancer promotion.

Obesity, Inflammation and Cancer focuses on recent developments and cutting edge research pointing to inflammation and inflammatory factors as key mediators of this linkage. It also describes possible strategies for targeting inflammation as an approach to cancer prevention and control. Students, researchers and clinicians, especially those interested in the relation of obesity to cancer and the role of inflammation and its impact on cancer, will find this volume particularly useful. It provides important insight on the role of inflammation in cancer etiology and progression and serve as a platform for developing future research in this area.


NSAIDS Omega-3 fatty acids adipose tissue exercise insulin resistance

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew J. Dannenberg
    • 1
  • Nathan A. Berger
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of MedicineWeill Cornell Medical CollegeNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.School of Medicine, Center for Science, Health & SocietyCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

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