Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis

  • Elizabeth K. Weisburger

Part of the Cancer Growth and Progression book series (CAGP, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Hymie Anisman, Jill Irwin, Lawrence S. Sklar
    Pages 7-18
  3. Winfred F. Malone
    Pages 31-42
  4. Sonny L. Johansson, Samuel M. Cohen
    Pages 43-50
  5. Arthur C. Upton
    Pages 54-70
  6. Prem S. Sarin
    Pages 71-83
  7. U. P. Thorgeirsson, T. Turpeenniemi-Hujanen, M. Ballin, L. A. Liotta
    Pages 113-118
  8. James H. Resau, John R. Cottrell
    Pages 157-159
  9. John P. Fulton
    Pages 191-193
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 194-199

About this book


but also the possibility of intervention in specific stages. In Human behavior, including stress and other factors, plays an important role in neoplasia, although too little is known addition, variables which affect cancer development as well on the reasons for such development. Carcinogens, which as some endogenous factors can be better delineated help initiate the neoplastic process, may be either synthetic through such investigations. The topics of this volume encompass premalignant non­ or naturally-occurring. Cancer causation may be ascribed to invasive lesions, species-specific aspects of carcinogenicity, certain chemicals, physical agents, radioactive materials, viruses, parasites, the genetic make-up of the organism, and radiation, viruses, a quantum theory of carinogenesis, onco­ bacteria. Humans, eumetazoan animals and vascular plants genes, and selected environmental carcinogens. are susceptible to the first six groups of cancer causes, whe­ reas the last group, bacteria, seems to affect only vascular plants. Neoplastic development may begin with impairment ofJmdy defenses by a toxic material (carcinogen) which acts as an initiator, followed by promotion and progression to an overt neoplastic state. Investigation of these processes Series Editor Volume Editor allows not only a better insight into the mechanism of action Hans E. Kaiser Elizabeth K. Weisburger vii ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Inspiration and encouragement for this wide ranging project on cancer distribution and dissemination from a comparative biological and clinical point of view, was given by my late friend E. H. Krokowski.


Mamma Tumor cancer carcinogenesis carcinoma cell cell culture metastatic disease oncogene prevention

Editors and affiliations

  • Elizabeth K. Weisburger
    • 1
  1. 1.National Cancer InstituteNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7641-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-2526-7
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