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.
Effective semialgebraic geometry.- Curves and computer algebra.- Placement of polygons.- The algorithm by schwartz, sharir and collins on the piano mover's problem.- A practical exact motion planning algorithm for polygonal objects amidst polygonal obstacles.- Motion planning for manipulators in complex environments.- Planning collision free trajectories by a configuration space approach.- Trajectory planning and motion control for mobile robots.- Motion planning for a mobile robot with a kinematic constraint.- Motion from point matches: multiplicity of solutions.- Singular configurations of parallel manipulators and grassmann geometry.- Applications of geometric homology.- Some examples of algorithms analysis in computational geometry by means of mathematical morphological techniques.- An optimal algorithm for the boundary of a cell in a union of rays.- Triangulation in 2D and 3D space.- Hamiltonian cycles in delaunay complexes.- Models of robot manipulators.- Modelling positioning uncertainties.- Contact manipulation and geometric reasoning.- Geometric reasoning in motion planning.
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
Weight (kg): 0.67