Peptide Hormones in Lung Cancer

  • Klaus Havemann
  • George Sorenson
  • Claus Gropp

Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 99)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Hormones and Neurotransmitters in Normal Lung

  3. Biochemistry of Peptide Hormones and Neurotransmitters Produced by Lung Cancer

  4. The Endocrine Lung Tumor Cell: In Vitro Studies

    1. E. M. McDowell, K.-P. Keenan, B. F. Trump
      Pages 94-106
    2. K. Yamaguchi, K. Abe, I. Adachi, S. Kimura, M. Suzuki, A. Shimada et al.
      Pages 107-116
    3. W. Luster, C. Gropp, H. F. Kern, R. Wahl, H. D. Röher, K. Havemann
      Pages 117-129
  5. The Endocrine Lung Tumor Cell: Morphological Aspects

    1. O. S. Pettengill, D. H. Wurster-Hill, C. C. Cate, G. D. Sorenson
      Pages 130-142
    2. G. D. Sorenson, C. C. Cate, O. S. Pettengill
      Pages 143-156
    3. A. F. Gazdar, D. N. Carney, K. L. Becker, L. J. Deftos, V. Liang, W. Go et al.
      Pages 167-174
    4. J. G. Reeve, M. Goedert, P. C. Emson, N. M. Bleehen
      Pages 175-176
  6. Clinical Implications of Peptide Hormone Production in Lung Cancer

About these proceedings

Introduction

The incidence of lung cancer has reached epidemic proportions throughout the civilized world. One indication of the dimensions of this problem is that in the United States lung cancer has become the leading cause of cancer death in women as well as men. In 1912 there was a "nearly complete consensus of opinion that primary malignant neoplasms of the lung (were one) of the rarest forms of disease," according to Adler. By 1937, however, it had become clear that the incidence of lung cancer was increasing significantly; this increase has been progressive ever since. It is now well known that some lung cancers give rise to a variety of hormones which, at times, produce clinical manifestations. The association of hormone production with a "nonendocrine" tumor raises many questions, the answers to which may shed some light on the etiology of this prevalent form of cancer. This fascinating prob­ lem has stimulated a wide variety of studies in both the clinical and the basic sciences. A number of the more recent studies in this field were discussed at the International Symposium on Peptide Hor­ mones and Lung Cancer held in Marburg, West Germany, on June 18-20, 1984. This volume contains the papers that were pre­ sented on this occasion.

Keywords

Cancer Hormones biochemistry carcinoma gene expression regulation tumor growth

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus Havemann
    • 1
  • George Sorenson
    • 2
  • Claus Gropp
    • 3
  1. 1.Zentrum für Innere Medizin Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik Schwerpunkt Hämatologie, Onkologie, ImmunologieKlinikum der Philipps-Universität MarburgMarburgDeutschland
  2. 2.Department of PathologyDartmouth Medical SchoolHanoverUSA
  3. 3.Klinik Bergisch-LandWuppertal-Ronsdorf 21Deutschland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-82533-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-15504-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-82533-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0080-0015
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