Hormone Receptors in Breast Cancer

  • Suzanne A. W. Fuqua

Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 147)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-10
  2. Matthew H. Herynk, Jennifer Selever, Janagi Thirugnanasampanthan, Yukun Cui, Suzanne A. W. Fuqua
    Pages 1-16
  3. Valerie Speirs, Abeer M. Shaaban
    Pages 1-20
  4. Ellis R. Levin
    Pages 1-10
  5. Eliot M. Rosen, Yongxian Ma, Saijun Fan
    Pages 1-20
  6. Monica M. Richert, Danny R. Welch
    Pages 1-22
  7. Regina M. Fearmonti, Khandan Keyomarsi, Kelly K. Hunt
    Pages 1-36
  8. Stephen R. D. Johnston
    Pages 1-33
  9. Yuxin Li, Powel H. Brown
    Pages 1-35
  10. Marleen Kok, Sabine Linn, Marc van de Vijver
    Pages 1-18
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 1-33

About this book

Introduction

This book provides an up-to-date resource of the role of hormone receptors in breast cancer written in depth for both the basic molecular academic researcher and translational scientist. Advances in basic science of molecular endocrinology have undoubtedly been translated into clinical practice, and clinicians caring for this disease need to be knowledgeable about these developments. The molecular basis of hormone action has been elucidated, and the relative significance of the different estrogen and progesterone receptor isoforms has been explored. This explosion of information has led to exciting new areas of gene specific targeting of the disease, and breast cancer prevention. Paradigm shifts in treatment options and sequencing have recently occurred in breast cancer management, necessitating close cooperation and communication between translational scientists and physicians. Hormone Receptors in Breast Cancer focuses on providing this communication.


"Hormones play an essential role in both the development of breast cancer and its therapy. This text provides a comprehensive review of the key receptors and signaling pathways that effect breast cancer growth leading figures in the field provide insight into the basic biology and clinical issues relevant to this devastating disease."

Steven T. Rosen, MD, Series Editor

Keywords

BRCA breast cancer estrogen estrogen receptor growth factor hormone receptors molecular endocrinology progesterone signal transduction

Editors and affiliations

  • Suzanne A. W. Fuqua
    • 1
  1. 1.Baylor College of MedicineHoustonU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-09463-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-09462-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-09463-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0927-3042
  • About this book