Minimal Neoplasia

Diagnosis and Therapy

  • Ekkehard Grundmann
  • Lutwin Beck
Conference proceedings

Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 106)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages n1-IX
  2. General Aspects

    1. P. Sträuli
      Pages 9-13
    2. M. Mareel, F. van Roy, E. Bruyneel, J. Bolscher, D. Schallier, M. de Mets
      Pages 14-20
  3. Pathology and Therapy

    1. L. D. Stoddard
      Pages 28-38
    2. Y. S. Fu, J. S. Berek
      Pages 47-56
    3. H. G. Bender, H.-G. Schnürch, K. W. Degen
      Pages 57-64
    4. F. K. Beller, C. D. Nitsch, H. Nienhaus
      Pages 73-84
    5. K.-M. Müller
      Pages 119-130
    6. W. Böcker, S. Schröder, H. Dralle
      Pages 131-138
    7. I. G. Böttger
      Pages 139-145
    8. F. Gullotta
      Pages 146-151
    9. H. J. Seidel, F. Carbonell, H. Hameister, J. Eul
      Pages 152-158
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 190-194

About these proceedings


Minimal neoplasia may be defined as a small cancer that has progressed beyond its site of primary origin into the surrounding tissue, but that has not yet reached the stage of deeper invasion or metastasization. The basic principles of this minimal cancer are presented in chapters on molecular, biological and experimental aspects, and, in particular, on the clinical manifestations in various organs: preleukemia, incipient lymphoma, and minimal carcinomas of the uterine cervix, breast, thyroid, larynx, lung, prostate, stomach and colon. A separate chapter is devoted to cryptic gliomas. The latest morphological methods including cytology, early clinical diagnostics and, in particular, radiodiagnostics, are considered. The reader can expect up-to-date information about prompt diagnosis of the very early manifestations of cancer, together with inferences on therapy, which, especially in tumors of the uterine cervix, breast and thyroid, differs considerably from the treatment of advanced neoplasia.


breast cancer cancer carcinogenesis carcinoma cytogenetics diagnostics genetics histology histopathology leukemia liver lymphoma molecular biology pathology prostate cancer

Editors and affiliations

  • Ekkehard Grundmann
    • 1
  • Lutwin Beck
    • 2
  1. 1.Gerhard-Domagk-Institut für PathologieWestfälische Wilhelms-Universität MünsterMünsterGermany
  2. 2.Frauenklinik, Medizinische EinrichtungenUniversität DüsseldorfDüsseldorfGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-83247-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-83245-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0080-0015
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