Alcohol and Cancer

  • Samir Zakhari
  • Vasilis Vasiliou
  • Q. Max Guo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Philip J. Brooks
    Pages 1-4
  3. William C. Dunty Jr.
    Pages 5-18
  4. R. Thomas Gentry
    Pages 19-35
  5. Gary J. Murray, Philip J. Brooks, Samir Zakhari
    Pages 37-67
  6. Dale Hereld, Q. Max Guo
    Pages 69-91
  7. William C. Dunty Jr.
    Pages 93-126
  8. Svetlana Radaeva
    Pages 127-153
  9. M. Katherine Jung
    Pages 193-210
  10. Zhigang Peter Gao, Q. Max Guo
    Pages 211-223
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 233-243

About this book


The World Health Organization has identified chronic alcohol consumption as one of the top ten risk factors for worldwide burden of disease. The International Agency for Research on Cancer has identified alcohol as carcinogenic to humans, including cancers of the upper aerodigestive tract, colon, liver and breast. Alcohol’s actions may be direct e.g. effects on retinoic acid and one-carbon metabolism, or indirect, through metabolites such as acetaldehyde and reactive oxygen species or through various signaling pathways that influence cell cycle and apoptosis that may contribute to carcinogenesis. This volume reviews the state of the art in alcohol-related cancer research in ten chapters.


Alcohol Cancer Carcinogenic Metabolism National Institute of Health

Editors and affiliations

  • Samir Zakhari
    • 1
  • Vasilis Vasiliou
    • 2
  • Q. Max Guo
    • 3
  1. 1., Division of Metabolism and Health EffectNational Institute on Alcohol Abuse andBethesdaUSA
  2. 2., Deparment of Pharmaceutical SciencesUniversity of Colorado DenverAuroraUSA
  3. 3., Division of Metabolism and Health EffectNational Institute on Alcohol Abuse andBethesdaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-0039-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-0040-0
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