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Biological and Hormonal Therapies of Cancer : Cancer Treatment and Research - Kenneth A. Foon

Biological and Hormonal Therapies of Cancer

Cancer Treatment and Research

By: Kenneth A. Foon (Editor), Hyman B. Muss (Editor)

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Published: December 2009
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This volume presents selected new information concerning biological and hormonal therapies of cancer. Chapters on biologic therapy contain information on the role of interferon in the hematologic malignancies in solid tumors; vaccine therapies; cellular vaccine therapies; anti-idiotype approach and interleukin-2 in the therapy of solid tumors. Chapters on hormonal therapy contain information on current uses of endocrine therapy in endometrial, breast and prostate cancer; hormonal strategies for the prevention of breast and endometrial cancer including information related to phytochemicals; the effects of tamoxifen on endometrium and estrogen receptor expression and regulation in human breast cancer. Biologic and endocrine therapy represent major areas of cancer research interest. The advent of newer biologic therapies, including new antibody targeted treatments, and the use of biologics as tumor modulators to enhance the effects of other treatment regimens is an exploding area of research. Moreover, there is renewed interest in hormonal therapy of cancer, especially with regard to prevention and adjuvant therapy. It is expected that such therapies will continue to proliferate and eventually lead to further improvements in the treatment of cancer.

Prefacep. xi
Interferon therapy of hematologic malignanciesp. 1
Interferon Use in Solid Tumorsp. 23
Cellular vaccine therapies for cancerp. 35
Anti-idiotype antibody vaccine therapies of cancerp. 51
Endocrine therapy of prostate cancerp. 69
Endocrine therapy of endometrial cancerp. 89
Phytochemicals for the prevention of breast and endometrial cancerp. 107
Hormonal strategies for the prevention of breast cancerp. 135
Ovarian ablation as adjuvant therapy for early-stage breast cancerp. 159
The duration of adjuvant tamoxifen therapyp. 181
Tamoxifen and the endometriump. 195
Hormone replacement therapy and nonhormonal control of menopausal symptoms in breast cancer survivorsp. 209
Endocrine therapy in metastatic breast cancerp. 231
The regulation of estrogen receptor expression and function in human breast cancerp. 255
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ISBN: 9780792399971
ISBN-10: 0792399978
Series: Cancer Treatment and Research
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 286
Published: December 2009
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.7