© 1978

Inorganic and Nutritional Aspects of Cancer

Proceedings of the First Conference of the International Association of Bioinorganic Scientists, Inc. held in La Jolla, California, January 3–5, 1977

  • G. N. Schrauzer

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 91)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Carcinogenesis by Inorganic Compounds and Minerals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages xiii-xiii
    2. Arthur Furst
      Pages 1-12
    3. Andrew L. Reeves
      Pages 13-27
    4. Arthur M. Langer, Mary S. Wolff
      Pages 29-55
    5. F. William Sunderman Jr., Ronald M. Maenza, Patricia R. Alpass, John M. Mitchell, Ivan Damjanov, Peter J. Goldblatt
      Pages 57-67
    6. Gaëtan Jasmin, Béla Solymoss
      Pages 69-83
    7. M. B. Shimkin, G. D. Stoner, J. C. Theiss
      Pages 85-91
    8. Lorne Houten, Irwin D. J. Bross, Enrico Viadana, Geraldine Sonnesso
      Pages 93-102
    9. Lawrence A. Loeb, Michael A. Sirover, Shyam S. Agarwal
      Pages 103-115
    10. C. Peter Flessel
      Pages 117-128
  3. Metal Compounds in Chemotherapy and Related Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N1-N1
    2. Barnett Rosenberg
      Pages 129-150
    3. Stanley Kirschner, Stanley H. Kravitz, Ana Maurer, Coriolan Dragulescu
      Pages 151-160
    4. Warren Levinson, Peter Mikelens, Jean Jackson, William Kaska
      Pages 161-178
    5. David H. Petering
      Pages 179-191
    6. Zbynek Brada, Norman H. Altman
      Pages 193-206
  4. Nutrition and Trace Elements in Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N2-N2
    2. Harold G. Petering
      Pages 207-228
    3. Joseph J. Vitale, Selwyn A. Broitman, Eva Vavrousek-Jakuba, Pamela W. Rodday, Leonard S. Gottlieb
      Pages 229-242

About this book


For many decades, cancer research concentrated heavily on "or­ ganic" aspects of the disease and ignored the role of trace elements and minerals in carcinogenesis and tumor growth. However, in recent years, spectacular progress has been made in "inorganic" cancer research: numerous inorganic substances were shown to possess car­ cinogenic properties. Quite unexpectedly, certain coordination compounds of platinum were found to have powerful antineoplastic properties, and a number of essential trace elements were demon­ strated to have profound effects on the genesis and growth of spontaneous, induced, or transplanted tumors. It therefore appeared desirable to call upon leading authorities in the field of inorganic cancer research to present their views in a conference dedicated specifically to their discipline. But since trace elements are nor­ mal constituents of foods, it seemed advantageous to include nutri­ tional aspects into the program. The fact that diet and nutrition influence tumor growth and development has been known or suspected for a long time. However, too little research has been done in this important field, resulting in a serious retardation of knowledge. Hence, this opportunity to cover nutritional aspects of cancer was taken, even though it was clear from the beginning that this broad field could not really be treated in the available time. It was necessary, for example, to exclude entirely the vast area of nutri­ tion as an adjuvant in cancer therapy, and even then, further limi­ tation of the scope of topics to be covered had to be made.


cancer cancer research cancer therapy carcinogenesis tumor tumor growth

Editors and affiliations

  • G. N. Schrauzer
    • 1
  1. 1.University of California at San DiegoLa JollaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Inorganic and Nutritional Aspects of Cancer
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the First Conference of the International Association of Bioinorganic Scientists, Inc. held in La Jolla, California, January 3–5, 1977
  • Editors G. Schrauzer
  • Series Title Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-32691-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4684-0798-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4684-0796-9
  • Series ISSN 0065-2598
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 351
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Oncology
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