Eicosanoids and Cancer

  • Alan Bennett
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 95)


There are many interesting and potentially important relationships between prostaglandins and various aspects of cancer. Associations have been found regarding cancer development, spread, host defense mechanisms and survival, etc. These factors are obviously relevant to the understanding of the initiation and progress of the disease. In addition, they are of more immediate relevance regarding the effects on cancer of common drugs such as aspirin and corticosteroids that alter prostaglandin metabolism or release. However, since there are so many processes involved, so many different types of cancer, and numerous prostaglandins, it is to be expected that the relationships are complex and often disputed.


Prostaglandin Synthesis Fatty Acid Derivative Lipoxygenase Product Prostaglandin Synthesis Inhibitor Tetradecanoyl Phorbol Acetate 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan Bennett
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  1. 1.Department of Surgery, King’s College School of Medicine and DentistryThe Rayne InstituteLondonEngland

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