Cytokines and Cancer

  • Leonidas C. Platanias

Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 126)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Basic Science Research

    1. Anupama Gururaj, Rakesh Kumar
      Pages 1-14
    2. Thomas T. Murooka, Sarah E. Ward, Eleanor N. Fish
      Pages 15-44
    3. Simrit Parmar, Leonidas C. Platanias
      Pages 45-68
    4. Georgios V. Georgakis, Anas Younes
      Pages 69-102
    5. Virginia Kaklamani, Boris Pasche
      Pages 129-156
    6. Brian Zhu, Natasha Kyprianou
      Pages 157-173
    7. Jennifer A. Doll, Gerald A. Soff
      Pages 175-204
  3. Clinical and Translational Research

    1. Stergios Moschos, Sai Varanasi, John M. Kirkwood
      Pages 207-241
    2. Farhad Ravandi, Partow Kebriaei
      Pages 313-331
    3. Robin Parihar, William E. Carson III
      Pages 353-373
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 375-377

About this book


This volume provides a comprehensive review of the current knowledge on cytokines and cancer. Cytokines play a variety of roles in cancer, both as components of pathogenetic mechanisms, as well as agents used in the treatment of certain malignancies. To date, there has not been a book published that covers both basic science and translational/clinical research in the field of cytokines in malignancies.

The volume is divided in two sections. Section one focuses on current developments in the basic science field with particular emphasis on novel mechanisms of cytokine actions in malignant cells. The second section deals with translational and clinical research in the field, and many of the chapter authors were among the first to introduce several cytokines in the treatment of certain tumors.

Cytokines and Cancer is written by leading figures in the field of cytokine biology and cytokine therapeutics and is specifically focused on this subject.

Collectively, the information provided in this book will be helpful to people in the medical field at several levels, including medical students, interns, residents, clinical and basic science researchers, as well as oncologists in practice.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Leonidas C. Platanias
    • 1
  1. 1.Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer CenterNorthwestern University Medical SchoolChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-24360-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-24361-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0927-3042
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