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Lymphangiogenesis in Cancer Metastasis


Part of the Cancer Metastasis – Biology and Treatment book series (CMBT, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Steven A. Stacker, Marc G. Achen, Paula Haiko, Kari Alitalo
    Pages 1-9
  3. Nicole C. Johnson, Guillermo Oliver
    Pages 11-25
  4. Benjamin M. Hogan, Stefan Schulte-Merker
    Pages 27-54
  5. Matthias Rinderknecht, Michael Detmar
    Pages 55-82
  6. Mark B. Faries, Donald L. Morton
    Pages 83-117
  7. Ilse Van der Auwera, Peter B. Vermeulen, Luc Y. Dirix
    Pages 119-158
  8. Baris Turkbey, Gregory Ravizzini, Peter L. Choyke, Hisataka Kobayashi
    Pages 159-184
  9. Kuniaki Seyama, Toshio Kumasaka, Teruhiko Sato, Keiko Mitani
    Pages 185-209
  10. Victoria Emuss, Chris Boshoff
    Pages 211-229
  11. Jacqueline D. Shields, Melody A. Swartz
    Pages 231-246
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 247-249

About this book


Lymphangiogenesis and Cancer Metastasis introduces the new field of lymphatic vessel growth and development, and its relationship to the metastatic spread of cancer cells.
The book covers all aspects of this new field from the fundamental role that protein growth factors and their receptors play in lymphangiogenesis to the potential application of these advances to cancer diagnosis and treatment. Other clinical aspects explored include the mechanisms and importance of lymph node metastasis, the role of the lymphatics in lymphangioleiomyomatosis and Kaposi’s sarcoma, and approaches for imaging lymphatics in cancer.
The book also covers the innovative approaches taken by researchers to explore new roles for lymphatic vessel biology in the context of cancer.

The information presented in this volume, which describes the revolutionary concepts of tumor lymphangiogenesis, will be of interest to all students, scientists and oncologists who are seeking to understand the complexities of tumor metastasis.

Key Features:

  • Presents fundamental concepts of tumor lymphangiogenesis and the molecules which control this process
  • Provides a comprehensive summary of current research in this ground breaking area
  • Provides a book which links progress in basic tumor and developmental biology with current and future oncology practise
  • Is an essential text for molecular biologists, cell biologists and oncologists seeking to understand the implications of this rapidly developing area


Endoplasmatisches Reticulum Lymphangiogenesis angiogenesis developmental biology imaging molecular mechanisms tissue

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Ludwig Institute for Cancer ResearchRoyal Melbourne HospitalParkvilleAustralia

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