Apoptosis in Carcinogenesis and Chemotherapy

Apoptosis in Cancer

  • George G. Chen
  • Paul B.S. Lai

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Shi Yu Yang, Kevin M. Sales, Marc C. Winslet
    Pages 75-109
  3. Michael B. Nicholl, Dave S.B. Hoon
    Pages 111-125
  4. Elizabeth K. Balcer-Kubiczek, Michael C. Garofalo
    Pages 157-192
  5. Danielle N. Yarde, Jianguo Tao
    Pages 193-218
  6. Maximino Redondo, Rafael Fùnez, Francisco Esteban
    Pages 237-249
  7. Mong-Hong Lee, Huiling Yang, Ruiying Zhao, Sai-Ching J. Yeung
    Pages 273-294
  8. Nawab Ali, Stewart MacLeod, R. Jean Hine, Parimal Chowdhury
    Pages 295-325
  9. Richard D. Dinnen, Daniel P. Petrylak, Robert L. Fine
    Pages 327-346
  10. Zhi-Min Liu, George G. Chen
    Pages 347-374
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 375-384

About this book


The purpose of this book is to provide information on apoptotic processes involved in major neoplastic diseases and their translations into emerging anti-cancer strategies. The book is divided into 15 chapters, each of which will be focused on one particular cancer (breast, bladder, cervical, colorectal, esophageal, gastric, laryngeal, liver, lung, nasopharyngeal, pancreatic, prostate, thyroid, leukaemia and cutaneous malignant melanoma). A number of established leaders in the field have critically summarized the recent discoveries concerning apoptosis in a particular cancer and its potential for anti-cancer treatment. The book describes how the apoptosis plays a role in the specific carcinogen-induced cellular and molecular changes during the development of the cancer, and critically discusses how the emerging anti-cancer strategy can be built by the utilization of the specific carcinogen-related apoptotic pathway. Therefore, this book will be not only for laboratory-based molecular and cell biologists and biochemists in cancer research but also for clinical oncologists and those working in the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries.


apoptosis cancer cancer therapy carcinogenesis carcinoma cell cell death chemotherapy melanoma programmed cell death prostate cancer resistance stem cells tumor tumorigenesis

Editors and affiliations

  • George G. Chen
    • 1
  • Paul B.S. Lai
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery ShatinChinese University of Hong Kong Prince of Wales HospitalShatinHong Kong/PR China

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