Advances in Nutrition and Cancer

  • Vincenzo Zappia
  • Salvatore Panico
  • Gian Luigi Russo
  • Alfredo Budillon
  • Fulvio Della Ragione
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-38007-5

Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 159)

Table of contents (26 papers)

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Life Style, Diet and Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. The Diet as a Cause of Human Prostate Cancer
      William G. Nelson, Angelo M. DeMarzo, Srinivasan Yegnasubramanian
      Pages 51-68
    3. Mediterranean Dietary Pattern and Chronic Diseases
      Salvatore Panico, Amalia Mattiello, Camilla Panico, Paolo Chiodini
      Pages 69-81
    4. Dietary Salt Intake and Risk of Gastric Cancer
      Lanfranco D’Elia, Ferruccio Galletti, Pasquale Strazzullo
      Pages 83-95
    5. Alcoholic Beverages and Carbonated Soft Drinks: Consumption and Gastrointestinal Cancer Risks
      Rosario Cuomo, Paolo Andreozzi, Francesco Paolo Zito
      Pages 97-120
  3. Natural Dietary Molecules

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Anti-Inflammatory and Anticancer Drugs from Nature
      Barbora Orlikova, Noémie Legrand, Jana Panning, Mario Dicato, Marc Diederich
      Pages 123-143
    3. Resveratrol: From Basic Studies to Bedside
      Adriana Borriello, Debora Bencivenga, Ilaria Caldarelli, Annunziata Tramontano, Alessia Borgia, Vincenzo Zappia et al.
      Pages 167-184
    4. Quercetin: A Pleiotropic Kinase Inhibitor Against Cancer
      Gian Luigi Russo, Maria Russo, Carmela Spagnuolo, Idolo Tedesco, Stefania Bilotto, Roberta Iannitti et al.
      Pages 185-205
    5. Sulforaphane as a Promising Molecule for Fighting Cancer
      Monia Lenzi, Carmela Fimognari, Patrizia Hrelia
      Pages 207-223
  4. Genetics and Epigenetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Functions, Aberrations, and Advances for Chromatin Modulation in Cancer
      Mariarosaria Conte, Lucia Altucci
      Pages 227-239
    3. Epigenetics and Epidemiology: Models of Study and Examples
      Karin van Veldhoven, Shati Rahman, Paolo Vineis
      Pages 241-255
    4. Dietary Epigenetics in Cancer and Aging
      Trygve O. Tollefsbol
      Pages 257-267
    5. Breast Cancer and the Importance of Early Life Nutrition
      Karen A. Lillycrop, Graham C. Burdge
      Pages 269-285

About these proceedings


This book comprises proceedings from the Third International Conference on Advances in Nutrition and Cancer, held in Naples in May 2012.  This highly multidisciplinary meeting analyzed “nutrition and cancer” from different perspectives and on the basis of distinct and up-to-date experimental approaches.


Knowledge on the relation between lifestyle, diet, and cancer is explored in a number of contributions, and the role of dietary intervention in cancer patients is discussed. Issues of vital interest to the research community, such as epidemiological and experimental oncology (genetics, epigenetics, and the mechanisms of action of natural compounds in the diet), receive detailed consideration. A further key topic is the emerging molecular technologies (the “omics”) that can cast light on the interplay between nutrition and human malignancies. Chapters take the form of reviews that include sections presenting expert opinions. Advances in Nutrition and Cancer will be an invaluable source of topical information for all researchers and clinicians with an interest in this field.


Anticancer dietary compounds Cancer prevention Nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics

Editors and affiliations

  • Vincenzo Zappia
    • 1
  • Salvatore Panico
    • 2
  • Gian Luigi Russo
    • 3
  • Alfredo Budillon
    • 4
  • Fulvio Della Ragione
    • 5
  1. 1.Dept. of Biochemistry and BiophysicsSecond University of NaplesNaplesItaly
  2. 2.Clinical and Experimental MedicineUniversity of Naples "Federico II"NaplesItaly
  3. 3.Institute of Food Sciences National Research CouncilAvellinoItaly
  4. 4.Dept. of Experimental OncologyNational Cancer InstituteNaplesItaly
  5. 5.Dept. of Biochemistry and BiophysicsSecond University of NaplesNaplesItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-38006-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-38007-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0927-3042