Cox-2: a new target for cancer prevention and treatment by Joseph R. Bertino, Andrew J. Dannenberg, Raymond N. DuBois

By Joseph R. Bertino, Andrew J. Dannenberg, Raymond N. DuBois

Quite a few investigators have discovered elevated degrees of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) in either pre-malignant and malignant tissues. furthermore, animals engineered to be COX-2 poor or taken care of with a selective COX-2 inhibitor confirmed diminished tumor formation and development. the current ebook stories those findings suggesting that COX-2 is a sound molecular goal for the prevention and remedy of melanoma. the 1st chapters are dedicated to the epidemiology of nonsteroidal anti inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) and melanoma, the pharmacology of COX-2 inhibitors and the rules of COX-2 expression in human cancers. along with, the e-book incorporates a sequence of chapters reading the hyperlink among COX-2 and melanoma in particular organs (e.g. dermis, breast, cervix, digestive tract, lung, etc.). moreover, numerous medical trials assessing the opportunity of COX-2 inhibitors for fighting and treating melanoma are defined.

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Colon Polyps and the Prevention of Colorectal Cancer by Omer Engin

By Omer Engin

​This booklet explains basically the character of colon polyps and their courting with colorectal melanoma, that's one of the 3 most typical cancers in either women and men. updated info is supplied on anatomy, pathology, varieties of polyp and their therapy, and the functionality of colonoscopy. specific realization is dedicated to the chance components for improvement of colorectal melanoma, with specified information on its prevention and early analysis and remedy. whereas the e-book is essentially meant for clinical experts and scholars, a planned and constant attempt has been made to exploit simple language that would allow different individuals, together with sufferers, to appreciate all points of the topic.

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Interaction of Immune and Cancer Cells by Daniela Spano, Massimo Zollo (auth.), Magdalena Klink (eds.)

By Daniela Spano, Massimo Zollo (auth.), Magdalena Klink (eds.)

The tumor surroundings is a dynamic community that comes with melanoma cells, immune cells, fibroblasts, endothelial cells, extracellular matrix, cytokines and receptors. the purpose of this booklet is to summarize the function of those parts, particularly immune cells, in tumor suppression and/or development and describe intimately why tumor cells can continue to exist and unfold regardless of the antitumor reaction of immune cells. seeing that immunotherapy is an enticing method of melanoma treatment, this e-book additionally offers info at the major ideas: monoclonal antibodies and adaptive T phone immunotherapy, with a spotlight on fresh human scientific trials.

The ebook offers a cutting-edge, complete review of immune cells in melanoma and is an integral source for scientists and docs operating and/or lecturing within the box of melanoma learn and immunology. ​

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Oncofertility Fertility Preservation for Cancer Survivors by Director Teresa K. Woodruff PhD (auth.), Director Teresa K.

By Director Teresa K. Woodruff PhD (auth.), Director Teresa K. Woodruff PhD, Research Assistant Professor Karrie Ann Snyder PhD (eds.)

While melanoma survival premiums have elevated gradually over the past a number of many years, fairly between more youthful sufferers, the extra competitive varieties of therapy that experience made this attainable frequently compromise a melanoma patient's skill to later have organic teenagers. some time past, being pregnant after melanoma was once mostly exceptional. this present day it really is more and more attainable because of excessive survivorship charges as a rule and rising reproductive applied sciences that provide sufferers and their households suggestions on the time of prognosis to make sure a patient's destiny fertility (cryopreservation of ovarian tissue).

Oncofertility has emerged as an interdisciplinary box bridging biomedical, social sciences and examines concerns concerning an individual's fertility ideas, selection and targets in mild of melanoma analysis, remedy and survivorship.

Written by means of leaders during this evolving box, the amount covers numerous elements: scientific, moral and social.


"Fertility is usually a significant problem for melanoma survivors. this article addresses the complicated reproductive concerns linked to the remedy of malignant ailments. famous leaders within the box speak about medical advances, program of contemporary expertise, psychosocial implications, moral issues, and present suggestions for women and men faced with remedies that have an effect on fertility."

Steven T. Rosen, M.D.

Series Editor

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An Inconvenient Year by Yvonne Joye

By Yvonne Joye

It's a booklet that offers with the social part of melanoma, as a mum or dad, a lover and a chum. it's a tale of dealing with uncertainty, the reactions of others and dwelling with them too. It files the entire surprise and utter worry prognosis brings and the hopelessness of surrendering to a therapy that brings its personal luggage but finally insures existence. It talks approximately confronting hair loss in addition to gaining knowledge of the extra covert attack on all issues female. but on the very root of the e-book, sooner than the terror and anger, there's humour and laughter. notwithstanding the tale of melanoma has been informed earlier than, it has now not been instructed like this"

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Women Confront Cancer: Twenty-One Leaders Making Medical by Margaret Wooddell, David J. Hess

By Margaret Wooddell, David J. Hess

Every year thousands of girls are clinically determined with melanoma, and progressively more often, girls are turning to replacement remedies to take keep watch over in their health problems and their lives. details, even if, has been scarce for girls navigating via traditional and unconventional medication. examine investment keeps to help conventional melanoma remedies. girls Confront melanoma proclaims the necessity for brand spanking new, much less poisonous cures and diagnostic methods. For the 1st time, ladies Confront melanoma unites the voices of girls leaders who've breast, cervical, ovarian, and different cancers. Documenting the choice technique, the alternatives, and the dilemmas those girls confronted as they selected replacement and complementary melanoma remedies, a robust team spirit emerges, pointing how to the way forward for the analysis and therapy of melanoma by way of much less poisonous tools. Ann Frahm, the writer of A melanoma conflict Plan, Susan Moss, the writer of continue Your Breasts, and Cathy Hitchcock, coauthor of Breast melanoma, are just 3 of the leaders who relate their own reports with melanoma. the entire ladies featured in ladies Confront melanoma percentage how and why they created remedy courses that mix the easiest of traditional and unconventional ways, and the way it has more advantageous their healthiness and their lives. a choice for sufferers' rights, for coverage reform in melanoma study, for higher information regarding either traditional and replacement drugs, ladies Confront melanoma can be either a resource of concept for ladies who've melanoma and an relief for them in growing their very own method of therapeutic. * do you know that October is [ nationwide BREAST melanoma understanding MONTH ] and crimson is the colour that symbolizes breast melanoma expertise?

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