© 1989

Etiology of Cancer in Man

  • Arthur S. Levine

Part of the Cancer Growth and Progression book series (CAGP, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. David T. Purtilo, James Linder, George Manolov, Yanka Manolova
    Pages 7-25
  3. Catherine McKeon, Carol J. Thiele, Timothy J. Triche, Mark A. Israel
    Pages 26-37
  4. Mitsuhiro Kamakura, Haruo Kondo, Shaw Watanabe
    Pages 38-43
  5. A. Gregl, C. J. Harrington, O. S. Cigtay
    Pages 58-69
  6. Charles F. LeMaistre, William L. McGuire
    Pages 70-79
  7. R. C. Hermida, F. Halberg
    Pages 87-101
  8. C. E. Mesonero
    Pages 102-114
  9. H. E. Kaiser
    Pages 122-131
  10. Annabel G. Liebelt
    Pages 136-167
  11. R. Ben Dawson
    Pages 184-189

About this book


This volume reviews our current knowledge concerning can­ Several chapters discuss the contributions of genetic asp­ cer growth and progression as it relates to the etiology of ects, metabolism, endocrine-related aspects and nutrition to human cancer. As emphasized in Volumes I-V of this series, cancer progression. Moreover, our current knowledge con­ neoplastic diseases are multistep maladies. There are many cerning urbanization factors, radiation, therapy-induced causes for the appearance of neoplastic diseases. Earlier neoplasms, environmentally induced neoplasms (e. g. , chapters in the series have reviewed molecular and cellular mesotheliomas induced by asbestos) and malignant neo­ aspects of tumor initiation, promotion and progression to plasms in organ transplant recipients are summarized. the invasive and metastatic phenotype. Contributions to the The impact of AIDS on neoplasm development is re­ initiation and progression of neoplastic diseases are made by viewed from an epidemiologic perspective that explores mul­ natural features of the environment and by its contaminants tiple facets of immunity, infectious disease, sexual behavior and by nutritional factors. Neoplastic diseases show a dis­ and blood transfusion. Other chapters investigate the in­ tinct relationship to a variety of environmental stimuli and fluence of the host immune response in oncogenesis and the to diseases of a non-neoplastic nature. For example, familial relationship between atherosclerotic plaques and tumors.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Arthur S. Levine
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institutes of Child Health & Human DevelopmentNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Etiology of Cancer in Man
  • Editors Arthur S. Levine
  • Series Title Cancer Growth and Progression
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-89838-995-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-7644-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-2532-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 233
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Oncology
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