The role played by hormones in the development and treatment of malignant tumors has been controversial for nearly 50 years. The present volume concentrates on substantiated data obtained from the study of tumors developing from hormone-related or hormone-producing tissue, for example the thyroid, adrenal glands, prostate, and the female genital tract. Combining expertise from the fields of molecular biology, biochemistry, and histopathology, advances in the management of these tumors are elaborated. The book also provides information on the endonuclear diagnosis of adrenal tumors. Antihormones have proved to be important as they exhibit a destructive effect on prostate carcinomas and breast cancer. In addition, a special chapter discusses the diffuse endocrine cell system (DECS). Bridging the gap between molecular biology and endocrine therapy, the editors present innovative data on many aspects of hormone-related malignant tumors and offer both a survey of present knowledge and a basis for further research.
Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Number Of Pages: 415
Published: 1st November 1989
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 24.41 x 16.99 x 2.18
Weight (kg): 0.67