© 2010

Bioactive Compounds and Cancer

  • John A. Milner
  • Donato F. Romagnolo

Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Understanding the Role of Nutrition in Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nadia Howlader, Sean F. Altekruse, Brenda K. Edwards
      Pages 3-23
    3. John A. Milner, Donato F. Romagnolo
      Pages 25-43
    4. Susan E. McCann, Michelle R. Roberts, Mary E. Platek, Christine B. Ambrosone
      Pages 71-99
    5. Sharon A. Ross
      Pages 101-123
  3. Role of Dietary Bioactive Components in Cancer Prevention and/or Treatment: Macroconstituents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Stephen D. Hursting, Sarah M. Smith, Leticia Nogueira, Rebecca DeAngel, Laura Lashinger, Susan N. Perkins
      Pages 147-164
    3. Joanne L. Slavin, Maria L. Stewart
      Pages 165-180
    4. Gemma E. Walton, Glenn R. Gibson
      Pages 181-193
    5. Gunter G.C. Kuhnle, Sheila A. Bingham
      Pages 195-212
    6. Michele R. Forman, Somdat Mahabir
      Pages 213-233
    7. Kent L. Erickson, Neil E. Hubbard, Alexander D. Borowsky, Patrizia Damonte
      Pages 235-251
    8. B.H. Aktas, M. Chorev, J.A. Halperin
      Pages 253-273
    9. Marie Lof, Susan Olivo-Marston, Leena Hilakivi-Clarke
      Pages 275-307
  4. Role of Dietary Bioactive Components in Cancer Prevention and/or Treatment: Carotenoids, Vitamins and Minerals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. Brian L. Lindshield, John W. Erdman Jr
      Pages 311-333
    3. A. Catharine Ross
      Pages 335-356

About this book


Because of the wealth of new information generated by the scientific community during the last decade on the role of nutrition on cancer risk, this book provides a forum for presentation and discussion of recent scientific data and highlights a set of dietary recommendations. Bioactive Compounds and Cancer presents chapters that highlight laboratory and clinical findings on how selected nutrients function as signaling molecules and, as such, influence cellular behavior and cancer predisposition. This important compendium focuses on understanding the role of nutrition in cancer biology, the molecular action of bioactive food components and xenobiotics on cancer risk, the role of dietary components in cancer prevention and/or treatment, and nutrition education with the most up to date dietary recommendations that may reduce cancer risk. This volume will be of interest to specialized health professionals, clinicians, nurses, basic and clinical researchers, graduate students, and health officials of public and private organizations.


Bioactive food Calcium Carotenoids Epigenetics Nutrigenetics Nutrigenomics Nutrition Prebiotics Probiotics Transcriptomics Vitamin A Vitamin D cancer prevention genetics

Editors and affiliations

  • John A. Milner
    • 1
  • Donato F. Romagnolo
    • 2
  1. 1.Nutritional Science Research Group Division of Cancer PreventionNational Institutes of HealthRockvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Nutritional SciencesThe University of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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