Nutrition and Carcinogenesis: Historical Highlights and Future Prospects

  • R. K. Boutwell
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 369)


Gene therapy for cancer is on the horizon and gene prophylaxis is likely under specific circumstances. However, prevention, or at least a lowered risk of developing cancer is possible now. The knowledge to accomplish prevention is based primarily on laboratory research with experimental animals. The basic principles of carcinogenesis, nutrition, and intermediary metabolism do not differ in most cases between nonhuman animals and people. There is every reason to be certain that most of the facts established in laboratories are effective for the prevention of cancer in people.


Retinoic Acid Caloric Restriction Mammary Carcinogenesis Stock Diet Ornithine Decarboxylase Activity 
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  1. 1.Department of OncologyUniversity of Wisconsin Medical SchoolMadisonUSA

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