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Homeostasis - Tumor - Metastasis


  • First the reader will learn about maintaining homeostasis, then about loss of health by upsetting the biological balance

  • The consequence of unbalanced cell growth helps to understand cell death and tumor formation

  • Readers will get an idea how primary tumors cells confined to restricted areas in the body can be effectively treated without cancerous consequences

  • Old (hematogen) and new theories (lymphatic) will help the understanding of metastatic spread of tumors


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Gaspar Banfalvi
    Pages 1-92
  3. Gaspar Banfalvi
    Pages 93-132
  4. Gaspar Banfalvi
    Pages 133-150
  5. Gaspar Banfalvi
    Pages 151-209
  6. Gaspar Banfalvi
    Pages 211-272
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 273-279

About this book


Human homeostasis refers to complex interactions to regulate and maintain the internal conditions of the organism under stable condition. In spite of the progress made on cell growth and division, the circuits that coordinate these processes and maintain the homeostatic balance between cell growth and cell death have not been clarified. Deregulation of homeostatic processes results in different forms of imbalances that can turn to diseases including hepatitis, cyrrhosis and tumor formation. Abnormal growth of tissues can lead to a broad spectrum of neoplastic diseases from tissue swelling, primary tumor formation, cancer and ultimately to secondary tumors known as metastases. Tumor formation is a complex process, that develops through many steps. The discussion of balance and its loss in cell growth, primary and secondary tumor formation necessitate basic information in chemistry (carcinogenesis), biochemistry (metabolism), physics (instrumentation), cell biology (compartments), anatomy, physiology, clinical experience (screening, medical imaging, therapy). The focus of this book has been placed on: a) balance of cell growth, b) tumor formation, c) development of cancer and metastasis, e) diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The steps of the lymphatic type of metastatic tumor spread are described. Due to the interdisciplinary nature, the book gives information for a wide audience including biology, biotechnology, molecular, ecology, medical, pharmacist, chemist students. Additional information is provided for biomedical, pharma, medical and life scientists, physicians and health care professionals.


cell growth cellular information local tumor loss of homeostasis tumor spread

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Microbial Cell Biology and Cell BiologyUniversity of DebrecenDebrecenHungary

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