© 1999

Advances in Nutrition and Cancer 2

  • Vincenzo Zappia
  • Fulvio Della Ragione
  • Alfonso Barbarisi
  • Gian Luigi Russo
  • Rossano Dello Iacovo

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 472)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Epidemiological Studies: Risk Factors and Diets

    1. Peter Greenwald
      Pages 1-19
    2. Domenico Palli, Vittorio Krogh, Antonio Russo, Franco Berrino, Salvatore Panico, Rosario Tumino et al.
      Pages 21-28
    3. Edward Giovannucci
      Pages 29-42
    4. Silvia Franceschi
      Pages 43-49
    5. Adriano Favero, Maria Parpinel, Maurizio Montella
      Pages 51-55
    6. Rossano Dello Iacovo, Egidio Celentano, Anna Maria Strollo, Giacomo Iazzetta, Immacolata Capasso, Giacomo Randazzo
      Pages 57-66
    7. Amleto D’Amicis, Sara Farchi
      Pages 67-71
  3. Cell Growth and Differentiation: Molecular Bases of Nutrient Effects

    1. Fulvio Della Ragione, Adriana Borriello, Valentina Della Pietra, Valeria Cucciolla, Adriana Oliva, Alfonso Barbarisi et al.
      Pages 73-88
    2. Vincenzo Tortora, Paola Bontempo, Mariantonietta Verdicchio, Ignazio Armetta, Ciro Abbondanza, Ettore Maria Schiavone et al.
      Pages 89-100
    3. Caterina Manna, Fulvio Della Ragione, Valeria Cucciolla, Adriana Borriello, Stefania D’Angelo, Patrizia Galletti et al.
      Pages 115-130
    4. Gian Luigi Russo, Valentina Della Pietra, Ciro Mercurio, Rosanna Palumbo, Giuseppe Iacomino, Maria Russo et al.
      Pages 131-147
    5. Giuseppe D’Argenio, Gabriele Mazzacca
      Pages 149-158
    6. Geert van Poppel, Dorette T. H. Verhoeven, Hans Verhagen, R. Alexandra Goldbohm
      Pages 159-168
    7. Michele Caraglia, Pierosandro Tagliaferri, Alfredo Budillon, Alberto Abbruzzese
      Pages 187-198
  4. Molecular Epidemiology: An Innovative Trend in Cancer Prevention

    1. Jean Faivre, Claude Bonithon-Kopp
      Pages 199-206
    2. H. Leon Bradlow, Nitin T. Telang, Daniel W. Sepkovic, Michael P. Osborne
      Pages 207-221
    3. Emanuela Taioli, Seymour Garte
      Pages 223-230

About this book


This volume includes contributions presented at the Second International Sym­ posium on Nutrition and Cancer, held in Naples, Italy, in October 1998 at the National Tumor Institute "Fondazione Pascale." During the Conference, experts from different disciplines discussed pivotal and timely subjects on the interactions between human nutrition and the development of malignancies. Comparing the themes of this Meeting with those discussed at the First Sympo­ sium in 1992, the major scientific advancements certainly derive from the extensive use of molecular approaches to perform research in nutrition. Moreover, the fundamental observation of R. Doll and R. Peto (1981), which suggested that at least 35% of all cancers (with large differences among different tumors) might be prevented by dietary regimens, has been definitively confirmed by epidemiological studies. On the other hand, the relationships between diet and cancer are quite intricate and complex; it is difficult, and at the same time not methodologically correct, to reduce them to simple terms. Metabolic and hormonal factors, contaminants and biological agents, and deficiency of specific protective nutrients are all pieces of the same puzzle.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Vincenzo Zappia
    • 1
  • Fulvio Della Ragione
    • 1
  • Alfonso Barbarisi
    • 2
  • Gian Luigi Russo
    • 3
  • Rossano Dello Iacovo
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Biochemistry of MacromoleculesSecond University of NaplesNaplesItaly
  2. 2.Institute of Clinical SurgerySecond University of NaplesNaplesItaly
  3. 3.Institute of Food Science and TechnologyNational Research CouncilAvellinoItaly
  4. 4.National Cancer InstituteFondazione “Giovanni Pascale”NaplesItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Advances in Nutrition and Cancer 2
  • Editors Vincenzo Zappia
    Fulvio della Ragione
    Alfonso Barbarisi
    Gian Luigi Russo
    Rossano dello Iacovo
  • Series Title Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-46306-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-3331-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4757-3230-6
  • Series ISSN 0065-2598
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 313
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cancer Research
    Animal Physiology
    Biochemistry, general
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