Endocrine Oncology

  • Stephen P. Ethier

Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Elizabeth Anderson, Robert B. Clarke, Anthony Howell
    Pages 1-16
  3. Leigh C. Murphy, Etienne Leygue, Helmut Dotzlaw, Amanda Coutts, Biao Lu, Aihua Huang et al.
    Pages 17-34
  4. Rosemary L. Balleine, Patricia A. Mote, Sybille M. N. Hunt, Eileen M. McGowan, Christine L. Clarke
    Pages 35-47
  5. Powel Brown, Suzanne Fuqua, Craig Allred
    Pages 49-68
  6. Barbara K. Vonderhaar
    Pages 101-120
  7. Jose Russo, I. H. Russo
    Pages 121-136
  8. David S. Salomon, Caterina Bianco, Marta De Santis, Isabel Martinez-Lacaci, Christian Wechselberger, Andreas D. Ebert
    Pages 137-191
  9. Douglas Yee, Adrian V. Lee
    Pages 193-214
  10. R. C. Coombes, S. Marsh, J. Gomm, C. Johnston
    Pages 237-254
  11. Marco Marcelli, Nancy L. Weigel, Dolores J. Lamb
    Pages 255-275
  12. Jeffrey M. Kamradt, Kenneth J. Pienta
    Pages 293-311
  13. Vicki V. Baker
    Pages 313-324
  14. Yukio Sonoda, Richard R. Barakat
    Pages 325-335
  15. Kenneth L. van Golen, Sofia D. Merajver
    Pages 337-351
  16. Venil N. Sumantran, David R. Beidler, Max S. Wicha
    Pages 353-371
  17. Paul S. Meltzer
    Pages 373-381
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 383-395

About this book


Cancers of endocrine tissues are an increasingly important public health concern whose growing prevalence has made them the focus of intensive research in recent years. In Endocrine Oncology, Stephen P. Ethier and a panel of leading investigators comprehensively analyze the cellular, molecular, and endocrine factors involved in the development of cancers of the breast, prostate, endometrium, and ovary. Concentrating on defining the most important unresolved issues in the field, the authors review how steroid hormones function to regulate normal mammary gland homeostasis in humans, with particular emphasis on the roles of estrogen, progesterone, and growth factors. Also examined are the effects of steroids in prostate cancer development and treatment, the function of growth factors in endocrine neoplasia, the actions of such nonsteroid hormones as prolactin, and the role of the suppressor genes BRCA1 and BRCA2. Throughout the book, the clinical relevance of scientific findings is emphasized.
Comprehensive and up-to-date, Endocrine Oncology offers both basic and clinical
researchers not only the latest molecular and cellular findings on endocrine cancers, but also a powerful critical analysis that will prove invaluable to all endocrinologists and oncologists working in the area today.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Stephen P. Ethier
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity of Michigan Cancer CenterAnn ArborUSA

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