Cancer Therapeutics: Experimental and Clinical Agents by Beverly A. TeicherCancer Therapeutics: Experimental and Clinical Agents by Beverly A. Teicher

Cancer Therapeutics: Experimental and Clinical Agents

byBeverly A. Teicher

Paperback | November 19, 2010

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Cancer drug discovery has been and continues to be a process of ingenuity, serendip­ ity, and dogged determination. In an effort to develop and discover better therapies against cancer, investigators all over the world have increased our knowledge of cell biology, biochemistry, and molecular biology. The goal has been to define therapeuti­ cally exploitable differences between normal and malignant cells. The result has been an increased understanding of cellular and whole-organism biology and an increased respect for the flexibility and resiliency ofbiologically systems. Thus, as some new therapeutic targets have been defined and new therapeutic strategies have been attempted, so have some new biological hurdles resulting from tumor evasion of the intended therapeutic attack been discovered. Historically, anticancer drugs have originated from all available chemical sources. Synthetic molecules from the chemical industry, especially dyestuffs and warfare agents, and natural products from plants, microbes, and fungi have all been potential sources of pharmaceuticals, including anticancer agents. There is no shortage of molecules; the challenge has been and continues to be methods of identifying molecules that have the potential to be therapeutically important in human malignant disease. "Screening" remains the most important and most controversial method in cancer drug discovery. In vitro screens have generally focused on cytotoxicity and have identified several highly cytotoxic molecules. Other endpoints available in vitro are inhibition of proliferation, 3 inhibition of [ H]thymidine incorporation into DNA and various viability assays, based most frequently on dye exclusion or metabolism.
Title:Cancer Therapeutics: Experimental and Clinical AgentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:451 pages, 25.4 × 17.8 × 0.01 inPublished:November 19, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617370460

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Table of Contents

Part I. Cytotoxic Agents: Old and New. Nitrogen Mustards, Gerald J. Goldenberg and Malcolm J. Moore. Phosphoramide and Oxazaphosphorine Mustards, Joel E. Wright. Development of the Nitrosoureas, David B. Ludlum. Platinum Complexes, Lloyd R. Kelland. Anthracyclines, Trevor W. Sweatman and Mervyn Israel. Topoisomerase I Inhibitors, Beppino C. Giovanella. DNA Topoisomerase II Inhibitors, Yves Pommier. The Taxoids, Marie-Christine Bissery and François Lavelle. Sequence-Selective Groove Binders, Franco Zunino and Giovanni Capranico. Bis-Naphthalimides: Synthesis and Preclinical Evaluation, Cynthia A. Romerdahl and Miguel F. Braña. Part II. Newer Strategies and Targets. The Enediynes, Nina Felice Schor. Matrix Metalloproteinase Inhibitors, William G. Stetler-Stevenson. Interferons and Other Cytokines, Jill A. Hendrzak and Michael J. Brunda. Discovery of TNP-470 and Other Angiogenesis Inhibitors, Donald E. Ingber. Antisense Oligonucleotides, Stanley T. Crooke. Growth Factors and Growth Factor Inhibitors, Edward A. Sausville and Dan L. Longo. Immunoconjugates, Walter A. Blättler, Ravi V. J. Chari, and John M. Lambert. A Case for ras Targeted Agents as Antineoplastics, Judith S. Sebolt-Leopold. Gene Therapy, Peter I. Schrier and Susanne Osanto. Index.

Editorial Reviews

"...extremely readable...excellent treatment of drugs such as naphthalimides...Each chapter is succinct and well-written." -Cancer Forum"...a most important source of literature for all those who are involved in basic cancer research and in the clinical care of cancer patients in different fields of medicine." -Haematologia