Breast Cancer

Molecular Genetics, Pathogenesis, and Therapeutics

  • Anne M. Bowcock

Part of the Contemporary Cancer Research book series (CCR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Etiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages xv-xv
    2. Genetic Changes Associated with Breast Cancer

      1. R. K. Hansen, S. A. W. Fuqua
        Pages 1-30
      2. Isabel Martinez-Lacaci, Caterina Bianco, Marta De Santis, David S. Salomon
        Pages 31-57
      3. Katri M. Koli, Carlos L. Arteaga
        Pages 95-119
      4. Ivan Bergstein
        Pages 143-170
      5. Priscilla A. Furth
        Pages 171-180
      6. Ivan Bergstein, Anthony M. C. Brown
        Pages 181-198
    3. Breast Cancer Genes

      1. Lynda B. Bennett, Joel D. Taurog, Anne M. Bowcock
        Pages 199-224
      2. Helen K. Chew, Andrew A. Farmer, Wen-Hwa Lee
        Pages 225-246
      3. Caryn Lerman, Beth N. Peshkin
        Pages 247-266
  3. Biology of Tumor Progression

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N5-N5
    2. Breast Cancer Metastasis

      1. Patricia S. Steeg, Melanie T. Hartsough, Susan E. Clare
        Pages 267-283
      2. Edward C. Rosfjord, Robert B. Dickson
        Pages 285-304
      3. John R. MacDougall, Lynn M. Matrisian
        Pages 305-324
      4. Anders N. Pedersen, Claus Holst-Hansen, Thomas L. Frandsen, Boye Schnack Nielsen, Ross W. Stephens, Nils Brünner
        Pages 325-345
      5. Giampietro Gasparini
        Pages 347-371
  4. Therapeutics and Diagnostics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N7-N7
    2. Diagnosis

      1. Sverre Heim, Manuel R. Teixeira, Nikos Pandis
        Pages 373-388
    3. Therapeutics and Drug Resistance

      1. Erik W. Thompson, George W. Sledge Jr.
        Pages 437-452
      2. Pawel Ciborowski, Elisabeth M. Hiltbold, Simon M. Barratt-Boyes, Olivera J. Finn
        Pages 453-468
      3. Kendall E. Donaldson Herschler, Angela Brodie
        Pages 469-480
      4. Devchand Paul, Kenneth H. Cowan
        Pages 481-517
    4. Environmental Risk Factors

      1. Christine B. Ambrosone, Peter G. Shields
        Pages 519-536
      2. Leena Hilakivi-Clarke, Bruce Trock, Robert Clarke
        Pages 537-567
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 568-582

About this book


In Breast Cancer: Molecualr Genetics, Pathogenesis, and Therapeutics, Anne Bowcock has brought together many leading authorities to create today's leading state-of-the-art summary of breast cancer research and treatment. The book's many distinguished contributors illuminate the biology and genetics of breast cancer, including what is known about the hereditary breast cancer genes, BRCA1 and 2, the cutting-edge cytogenic approaches, and the biology of breast cancer metastasis. In addition, the authors describe current and future methods of breast cancer treatment in depth, and discuss environment and diet as risk factors for the disease.
Constituting an excellent reference and resource for all clinical and experimental oncologists as well as those genetic counselors and nurses who need to understand the latest developments in breast cancer biology, risk, and treatment, Breast Cancer: Molecualr Genetics, Pathogenesis, and Therapeutics will broaden their knowledge of the disease and permit them to focus on the critical questions that still need to be answered.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Anne M. Bowcock
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics and McDermott Center for Human Growth and DevelopmentUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterDallasUSA

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