Cancer and Inflammation

  • Douglas W. Morgan
  • Ulf J. Forssmann
  • Marian T. Nakada

Part of the Progress in Inflammation Research book series (PIR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Jong H. Nam, Sreekant Murthy
    Pages 1-20
  3. Michael T. Lotze, Ronald B. Herberman
    Pages 21-51
  4. Yan Li, Xiao-yu R. Song, Marian T Nakada
    Pages 99-121
  5. Barbara Fingleton, Howard C. Crawford
    Pages 123-145
  6. Christoph A. Maurer, Katharina M. Kessler
    Pages 177-187
  7. Michael T. Lotze
    Pages 189-196
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 197-202

About this book


How are cancer and inflammation interrelated mechanistically and clinically? Though extensive literature exists on the topic "Cancer and Inflammation", there are relatively few texts that have truly integrated the two in spite of the many common mechanisms shared by their processes. Certainly, areas such as cytokines, growth factors, proliferation, signal transduction and angiogenesis, for example, are found in both. Yet, the dynamics of how these common mechanisms are maybe interrelated in the pathologies of the two is not widely covered. Such coverage, as presented in this volume, may help further understanding and bring new approaches to therapeutics.

The first section of the book discusses inflammatory mechanisms, studied in cellular and animal studies. The second part concentrates on clinical studies with antiinflammatory drugs in cancer treatment. The volume is written for biomedical researchers in the health care industry and in academia who are working in these areas.


Chemokine angiogenesis cancer cancer treatment cytokine cytokines growth immunotherapy inflammation necrosis pathology research therapy tumor tumor growth

Editors and affiliations

  • Douglas W. Morgan
    • 1
  • Ulf J. Forssmann
    • 2
  • Marian T. Nakada
    • 3
  1. 1.TAP PharmaceuticalsLake ForestUSA
  2. 2.IPF PharmaCeuticalsHannoverGermany
  3. 3.Oncology ResearchCentocorMalvernUSA

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