The Genetics of Cancer: Genes Associated with Cancer Invasion, Metastasis and Cell Proliferation

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Written by internationally recognized experts, The Genetics of Cancer provides up-to-date information and insight into the genetic basis of cancer and the mechanisms involved in cancer invasion and its secondary spread. This volume presents the deregulation of the cell cycle in tumor development and integrates the function of tumor suppressor genes, oncogenes, and metastasis-associated genes in the pathogenesis and progression of cancer. The Genetics of Cancer will be useful to all graduate students, clinicians, and researchers working in the fields of cancer biology, genetics, and molecular biology.

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* Clonal evolution of the metastasis phenotype
* Cell Cycle regulation
* Apoptosis in tumour growth and metastasis
* Angiogenesis in cancer
* Cell surface glycoproteins and their receptors
* Proteinases and their inhibitors in cancer invasion
* Oncogenes and cancer metastasis
* Developmental genes
* Tumour suppressor genes
* Metastasis suppressor genes
* Dominant metastasis-associated genes

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An understanding of the genetic basis of cancer and the mechanisms governing cancer invasion and its secondary spread are fundamental to our ability to design appropriate treatments.
This book, written by internationally recognised experts in cancer biology, provides insights into the deregulation of the cell cycle in tumour development and integrates the function of tumour suppressor genes, oncogenes and metastasis-associated genes in the pathogenesis and progression of cancer.
This volume presents an up to date and comprehensive coverage of current research in the field.
The contents include:
* Clonal evolution of the metastasis phenotype
* Cell Cycle regulation
* Apoptosis in tumour growth and metastasis
* Angiogenesis in cancer
* Cell surface glycoproteins and their receptors
* Proteinases and their inhibitors in cancer invasion
* Oncogenes and cancer metastasis
* Developmental genes
* Tumour suppressor genes
* Metastasis suppressor genes
* Dominant metastasis-associated genes
This book will be of interest to all graduates, clinicians and researchers working in the fields of cancer biology, genetics and molecular biology.

About the Author:

Dr. G.V. Sherbet is DSc (Doctor of Science) London University; FRCPath (Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists). He was a member of the scientific staff at the Chester Beatty Research Institute and University College Medical School of London, and Deputy Director of the Cancer Research Unit in the Medical School of University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He has held several prestigious fellowships, such as the Beit Memorial and the Williams and Cancer Research Campaign fellowships. Dr Sherbet is Adjunct professor at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Huntington Beach CA. He is on the editorial boards of many international scientific and medical journals.

Dr. M.S. Lakshmi has held academic appointments at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Harvard University, University of Bonn as Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, University of Edinburgh, Chester Beatty Research Institute in London, University of Nottingham in the Cancer Research Campaign Laboratories, and University College Medical School in London. She is presently a senior research scientist in the Cancer Research Unit at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

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