Molecular Basis of Human Cancer

  • Claudio┬áNicolini

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 209)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Gary S. Stein, Jane B. Lian, Thomas A. Owen, Janet L. Stein, Melissa Tassinari, Andre van Wijnen et al.
    Pages 1-38
  3. Jane B. Lian, Gary S. Stein, Thomas A. Owen, Michael Aronow, Melissa S. Tassinari, Shirwin Pockwinse et al.
    Pages 39-71
  4. Nils Ringertz, Magnus Rahm, Anna Hultgardh-Nilsson, Pei Jin, Thomas Sejersen
    Pages 115-126
  5. R. L. Erikson, David A. Alcorta, Eleanor Erikson, Laurel J. Sweet, Terry A. Vik
    Pages 127-141
  6. Carlo M. Croce, Charlotte E. Gauwerky
    Pages 143-161
  7. Webster K. Cavenee
    Pages 163-171
  8. Jennifer A. Pietenpol, Edmund Y. Yang, Harold L. Moses
    Pages 173-182
  9. Carla Emiliani, Sabata Martino, John L. Stirling, Aldo Orlacchio
    Pages 183-193
  10. M. Carbone, F. Pompetti, C. Cicala, P. Nguyen, K. Dixon, A. S. Levine
    Pages 195-206
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 207-216

About this book


During May 21-June 1 1990, the eleventh course of the International School of Pure and Applied Biostructure, a NATO Advanced Study Institute, was held at the Ettore Majorana Center for Scientific Culture in Erice, Italy, co-sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Universities and of Scientific and Technological Research, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the Italian National Research Council, the Sicilian Regional Government and Technobiochip. The subject of the course was "Molecular Basis of Human Cancer" with participants selected worldwide from 15 different countries. The purpose of the course was to address, in a tutorial and structural fashion, the molecular basis of human cancer, including the mechanism of signal transduction in mammalian cells, the genetic mechanism of malignant transformation in man, growth factors, hormone receptors, cell membrane and cytoskeleton, and DNA high order structure. The course had this as its major objective and the resulting book reflects it. The participants were exposed to a critical evaluation of current knowledge about cancer and to some of the key problems that remain as stumbling blocks to our eventual understanding of this important biological and medical problem. Through the media of formal and informal lectures, workshops, symposia and informal discussions, a select group of interested young and senior scientists were acquainted with many of the aspects of human cancer.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Claudio┬áNicolini
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GenoaGenoaItaly

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