Methods of Cancer Diagnosis, Therapy and Prognosis

Breast Carcinoma

  • M. A. Hayat

Part of the Methods of Cancer Diagnosis, Therapy and Prognosis book series (HAYAT, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlvii
  2. M. A. Hayat
    Pages 1-3
  3. Masanori Hisaoka, Tetsuo Hamada
    Pages 29-32
  4. Tore Bach-Gansmo, Derek Tobin
    Pages 33-42
  5. Michael Knauer, Peter Konstantiniuk, Anton Haid, Etienne Wenzl, Roswitha Köberle-Wührer, Michaela Riegler-Keil et al.
    Pages 99-108
  6. Franco Lumachi, Stefano M. M. Basso, Umberto Basso
    Pages 109-115
  7. Qinghua Feng, Nancy B. Kiviat
    Pages 125-140
  8. Shiu-Ru Lin, Jaw-Yuan Wang, Ming-Yii Huang, Chung-Chi Chen
    Pages 141-155
  9. Nikos Xenidis, Maria Perrakis, S. Kakolyris, Dimitris Mavroudis, Vassilis Georgoulias
    Pages 175-188
  10. Caterina Bianco, Luigi Strizzi, Antonella De Luca, Nicola Normanno, David S. Salomon
    Pages 189-202
  11. Kimberly Baltzell, Dixie Mills, Britt-Marie Ljung, Susan Love, Margaret Wrensch
    Pages 203-216
  12. Shannon M. Mumenthaler, Nam Yoon, Ai Li, Vei Mah, George Chang, Farzad Nooraie et al.
    Pages 217-234
  13. Catherine M. A. Kelly, Denise N. Ryan, Sarah A. Penny, William M. Gallagher
    Pages 235-250
  14. Puay Hoon Tan, Gary Man-Kit Tse, George Wai-Cheong Yip, Boon Huat Bay
    Pages 251-262

About this book


This is the first book that discusses subjects of diagnosis, therapy, therapy assessment, and prognosis of breast cancer in one single volume. 
Cancer killed 6.7 million people around the world in 2002 and this figure is expected to rise to 10.1 million in 2020. Approximately, 189,510 new cases of breast cancer were reported in 2007 in the United States, and 40,910 died in the same year. 

Focusing on Breast Carcinoma, this first volume in the series Methods of Cancer Diagnosis, Therapy and Prognosis brings together 56 leading scientists from around the world to deliver a comprehensive treatise on all aspects of breast cancer, including diagnosis, treatments and prognosis. Scientists and clinicians have contributed state of the art chapters on their respective areas of expertise providing the reader a whole field view of breast cancer management. 
This fully illustrated volume: 

* Presents a constructive evaluation of commonly used methods for elucidating primary and secondary cancer initiation, progression, relapse, and metastasis. 

* Highlights methods of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment assessment including various imaging modalities such as ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, immunohistochemistry and histochemistry. 

* Discusses detailed therapeutic protocols, including both their benefits and side-effects. 

* Discusses examples of breast cancer treatments includingchemotherapy, radiation, chemoradiation, surgery, hormonal - and immunotherapy 

* Details the molecular processes that lead to the development and proliferation of cancer cells 

* Includes recent major advances in cancer diagnosis and therapy assessment 
Professor Hayat has summarized the problems associated with the complexities of research publications and has been successful in editinga must-read volume for oncologists, cancer researchers, medical teachers and students of cancer biology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • M. A. Hayat
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesKean UniversityUnionUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-8368-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-8369-3
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