Focus on Gynecologic Malignancies

  • Nathan A. Berger
  • Ann H. Klopp
  • Karen H. Lu

Part of the Energy Balance and Cancer book series (EBAC, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Melissa A. Merritt, Marc J. Gunter
    Pages 1-19
  3. Carmen Jochem, Inga Schlecht, Michael Leitzmann
    Pages 21-30
  4. Shannon Armbruster, Pamela T. Soliman
    Pages 31-40
  5. Jaclyn Watkins
    Pages 63-71
  6. Elizabeth V. Connor, Ofer Reizes, Caner Saygin
    Pages 73-102
  7. Aparna Mitra, Ann H. Klopp
    Pages 103-112
  8. Rosemarie E. Schmandt, Katherine A. Naff
    Pages 113-135
  9. Faina Linkov, Sharon L. Goughnour, Shalkar Adambekov, Robert P. Edwards, Nicole Donnellan, Dana H. Bovbjerg
    Pages 137-165
  10. Joseph A. Dottino, Karen H. Lu, Melinda S. Yates
    Pages 189-212
  11. Tianyi Huang, Shelley S. Tworoger
    Pages 223-244
  12. Amanika Kumar, William A. Cliby
    Pages 245-259
  13. Terri L. Woodard, Jessica Rubin
    Pages 261-278
  14. Leslie H. Clark, Victoria L. Bae-Jump
    Pages 279-304
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 305-312

About this book


Gynecologic malignancies, especially endometrial and ovarian cancers are among the most important and most severely affected by obesity. This volume of Energy Balance and Cancer, written by the world’s leading experts in this field, is arranged to provide a transdisciplinary assessment of the pertinent issues, results of relevant research on mechanisms, and control, strategies for dealing with affected patients and improving outcomes and future research needs. The volume comprehensively covers the epidemiology linking obesity to endometrial and ovarian cancer as well as the public awareness of this critical problem. Subsequent chapters explain biologic aspects of linkages between energy balance and gynecologic malignancies. The volume further outlines strategies to disrupt the linkage between obesity and gynecologic malignancies and concludes with a series of chapters focused on management strategies for obese patients with gynecologic malignancies. 

This volume provides a valuable resource for all physicians, scientists and other transdisciplinary investigators and practitioners interested and involved in energy balance and cancer. It should be a particularly useful guide to optimize outcomes for all practitioners dealing with patients with gynecologic malignancies challenged by energy balance issues. Moreover, it should serve as a useful guide to students and investigators interested in conducting further research on defining and disrupting the important linkage between energy balance and gynecologic malignancies.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Nathan A. Berger
    • 1
  • Ann H. Klopp
    • 2
  • Karen H. Lu
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Science, Health and SocietyCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyMD Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive MedicineMD Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-63482-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-63483-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2199-2622
  • Series Online ISSN 2199-2630
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