© 2012

Energy Balance and Gastrointestinal Cancer

  • Sanford D. Markowitz
  • Nathan A. Berger

Part of the Energy Balance and Cancer book series (EBAC, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Graham Casey
    Pages 23-45
  3. Lidija Klampfer, Barbara G. Heerdt, Anna Velcich, Erin Gaffney-Stomberg, Donghai Wang, Elaine Lin et al.
    Pages 47-64
  4. Rom Leidner, Amitabh Chak
    Pages 77-92
  5. Donghui Li
    Pages 93-109
  6. Fred Bunz, Nickolas Papadopoulos
    Pages 131-139
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 183-184

About this book


The gastrointestinal track provides one of the distinct systems where multiple malignancies, including adenocarcinoma of the pancreas, esophagus and colon are each associated with obesity. This unique association is covered in this volume of Energy Balance and Cancer from the epidemiologic, biologic and potential etiologic viewpoint. The focus on possible dietary contribution as well as the role of exercise in prevention and therapy is presented in both animal model and patient based studies. Special focus is provided also on the role of genetic mutations and inflammatory pathways as drivers of these obesity related gastrointestinal malignancies.

Overall, this volume on Energy Balance and Gastrointestinal Malignancies should be valuable to Epidemiologists, Gastroenterologists and Oncologists, as well as to students and researchers from multiple disciplines interested in understanding and disrupting the association between obesity and cancer.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Sanford D. Markowitz
    • 1
  • Nathan A. Berger
    • 2
  1. 1., Molecular Biology and MicrobiologyCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA
  2. 2.School of Medicine, Center for Science, Health & SocietyCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Energy Balance and Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Editors Sanford D. Markowitz
    Nathan A. Berger
  • Series Title Energy Balance and Cancer
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4614-2366-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4899-8970-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4614-2367-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 184
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cancer Research
    Human Physiology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


From the reviews:

“In this book, leading investigators present a crossdisciplinary (basic, translational, and clinical science) view of the current state of the science on the links between gastrointestinal malignancy and energy balance. … aimed at epidemiologists, gastroenterologists, and oncologists as well as students and researchers interested in understanding the connection between obesity and GI cancers … .” (Willem J. de Villiers, Doody’s Review Service, July, 2012)