Genes and Environment in Cancer by Manfred SchwabGenes and Environment in Cancer by Manfred Schwab

Genes and Environment in Cancer

EditorManfred Schwab, Hartmut M. Rabes, Klaus Munk

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Different cancer types can result from a multiplicity of genetic and environmental factors. In recent years a number of genes have been identified as strong determinants for particular forms of cancer (particularly colon and breast cancer). The incomplete penetrance often evinced by the mutations of these genes has raised the possibility that additional endogenous or exogenous determinants contribute to cancer development or suppression. The major aim of this book is to present an integrated view of the various environmental, epidemiological and genetic determinants that contribute to a disease syndrome collectively known as "cancer".

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Title:Genes and Environment in CancerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:382 pagesPublished:March 1, 2012Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642468721

ISBN - 13:9783642468728

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Key Notes.- Epidemiological Evidence of the Effects of Behaviour and the Environment on the Risk of Human Cancer. Molecular Epidemiology of Human Cancer. Risk Assessment and DNA Lesions.- Molecular Epidemiology of Environmental Carcinogenesis. Polymorphisms of N-Acetyltransferases, Glutathione S-Transferases, Microsomal Epoxide Hydrolase and Sulfotransferases: Influence on Cancer Susceptibility. Impact of Adduct Determination on the Assessment of Cancer Susceptibility. Mutation Spectra Resulting from Carcinogenic Exposure: From Model Systems to Cancer-Related Genes. DNA Repair and Genetic Susceptibility.- Relevance of DNA Repair to Carcinogenesis and Cancer Therapy. Molecular Basis of DNA Repair Mechanisms and Syndromes. The Ataxia Telangiectasia Gene in Familial and Sporadic Cancer. Induced Chromosome Damage and Cancer.- Cancer Predictive Value of Cytogenetic Markers Used in Occupational Health Surveillance Programs. Instability at Chromosomal Fragile Sites. The Role of Deletions at the FRA3B/FHIT Locus in Carcinogenesis. Gene Amplifications Mechanisms: The Role of Fragile Sites. Genetic Susceptibility and Environmental Exposure: "The RET Paradigm".- Mechanisms of Development of Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2 and Hirschsprung's Disease by ret Mutations. Rearrangements of RET and NTRK1 Tyrosine Kinase Receptors in Papillary Thyroid Carcinomas. Molecular Genetics of Childhood Papillary Thyroid Carcinomas After Irradiation: High Prevalence of RET Rearrangement. Thyroid Carcinomas in RET/PTC Transgenic Mice. Signal Transduction by the Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Ret. Population Genetics of Cancer Susceptibility.- Complex Traits on the Map. Genetic Mapping of Cancer Susceptibility/Resistance Loci in the Mouse. Cancer Epidemiology in Migrant Populations. Molecular Epidemiology of Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer in Finland. Virus and Cancer: The HBV/HCV Paradigm.- The PreS2 Activators of the Hepatitis B Virus: Activators of Tumour Promotor Pathways. Antiviral Cell-Mediated Immune Response During Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Virus Infections. The Role of Hepatitis C Virus in Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Overwiev of Viruses, Cancer, and Vaccines in Concept and in Reality. Subject Index.