Hormone-Related Malignant Tumors

  • Lutwin Beck
  • Ekkehard Grundmann
  • Rolf Ackermann
  • Hans-Dietrich Röher
Conference proceedings

Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 118)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Biological Basics

  3. Diffuse Endocrine Cell System

  4. Thyroid Gland (C-Cell Tumours)

    1. W. Böcker, S. Schröder
      Pages 41-47
    2. P. E. Goretzki, A. Frilling, D. Simon, H.-D. Roeher
      Pages 48-63
    3. S. A. Wells Jr.
      Pages 70-78
  5. Adrenal Gland

  6. Trends in Endocrine Therapy of Prostate Cancer

  7. Aspects of Endocrine-Active and Endocrine-Related Tumors of the Female Genital Tract

    1. K. Pollow, H.-J. Grill, R. Kreienberg, G. Hoffmann, T. Beck, K. Schmidt-Gollwitzer et al.
      Pages 197-224
    2. H. Maass, W. Jonat, H. Eidtmann, T. Kunz, G. Kügler
      Pages 225-232
    3. D. S. Colvard, M. L. Graham, N. J. Berg, J. N. Ingle, D. J. Schaid, K. C. Podratz et al.
      Pages 233-241
    4. K. C. Podratz
      Pages 242-251
    5. A. Pfleiderer
      Pages 252-259
    6. D. S. Mosny, H. G. Bender
      Pages 260-264
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 265-269

About these proceedings


The growth and function of many tissues are influenced by hormones. Therefore it is quite understandable that hormones play a role in the development and treatment of malignant tumors. Numerous publications address this topic; however, the results of many studies are controversial and have not been unequivocally accepted. For nearly 50 years the carcinogenic effect of steroid hormones has been under debate, and their therapeutic value a matter of discussion for equally as long. The present volume concentrates on substantiated data first obtained from the study of tumors developing from hormone­ regulated or hormone-producing tissue, e.g., the thyroid, adrenal glands, prostate, and the female genital tract. Through a joint approach from the field of molecular biology, biochemistry, and histopathology, advances in the management of these tumors have been elaborated. Another exciting example is the endo­ nuclear diagnosis of adrenal tumors. Antihormones, i.e. antian­ drogens or GnRH analogues have proved to be important indeed since they exhibit a destructive effect on prostate carcinomas and breast cancer. Further improvements can be expected in the localization of hormones in tumor tissue by specific antibodies. A special chapter is dedicated to the diffuse endocrine cell system (DECS), the clinical significance of which has mainly become obvious in the gastroenteropancreatic tract.


breast cancer cancer carcinoma cell endocrinology growth gynecology histopathology hormone hormones molecular biology pathology prostate cancer steroid tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • Lutwin Beck
    • 1
  • Ekkehard Grundmann
    • 2
  • Rolf Ackermann
    • 3
  • Hans-Dietrich Röher
    • 4
  1. 1.Frauenklinik, Medizinische EinrichtungenUniversität DüsseldorfDüsseldorfGermany
  2. 2.Gerhard Domagk-Institut für PathologieWestfälische Wilhelms-Universität MünsterMünsterGermany
  3. 3.Urologische KlinikUniversität DüsseldorfDüsseldorfGermany
  4. 4.Chirurgische Klinik und Poliklinik IUniversität DüsseldorfDüsseldorfGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-83818-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-83816-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0080-0015
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