Breast cancer [electronic resource] / guest editors, William P. Peters, Daniel W. Visscher.

Contributor(s): Peters, William P | Visscher, Daniel WMaterial type: TextTextSeries: Advances in oncobiology: v. 2.Publisher: Stamford, Conn. : JAI Press, c1998Description: 1 online resource (x, 253 p.) : illISBN: 9780762303885; 0762303883; 9780080526423 (electronic bk.); 008052642X (electronic bk.)Subject(s): Breast -- Cancer -- Genetic aspects | Estrogen | Growth factors | Breast Neoplasms -- genetics | Breast Neoplasms -- immunology | Estrogens | Growth Substances | MEDICAL -- Oncology | HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Cancer | Breast neoplasms -- Genetics | Breast Neoplasms -- Immunology | Growth substancesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Breast cancer.DDC classification: 616.99449 LOC classification: RC280.B8 | B74 1998Online resources: ScienceDirect
Contents:
Cover; CONTENTS; LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS; PREFACE; CHAPTER 1. DIFFERENTIATION AND BREAST CANCER DEVELOPMENT; CHAPTER 2. GROWTH FACTOR SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION AND HORMONE INDEPENDENCE IN BREAST CANCER; CHAPTER 3. BIOLOGY OF HIGH RISK BENIGN BREAST LESIONS; CHAPTER 4. ESTROGEN RECEPTOR VARIANTS IN EARLY BREAST DISEASE AND BREAST CANCER PROGRESSION; CHAPTER 5. BIOLOGICAL BASIS OF GENETIC PREDISPOSITION TO BREAST CANCER; CHAPTER 6. THE CLINICOPATHOLOGIC SIGNIFICANCE OF GENETIC INSTABILITY IN BREAST CARCINOMA PROGRESSION; CHAPTER 7. THE HISTOPATHOLOGY OF TRANSGENES AND KNOCKOUTS IN THE MAMMARY GLAND.
Summary: Breast cancer research has never been in such an exciting and hopeful phase as today. From a clinical perspective, the discovery of genetic markers of risk in a proportion of familial breast cancer cases has opened up new vistas for understanding and ultimately preventing this disease. On the other hand, aggressive - even daring - therapies are being proven to be effective against advanced breast cancer. For the breast cancer experimentalist, this is also a time of great advance. Although animal and cell culture breast cancer models have proven to be of great use, there are now increasing opportunities to test the concepts developed in these models in actual clinical samples and cases. It is gratifying to see how well these concepts "translate" into the clinical setting. A very active area of research that is linking the laboratory to the clinic is the dissection of the biology and elucidation of the significance of proliferate breast disease and the identification of true, "high risk" or "preneoplastic" legions within the previously ill-defined spectrum of fibrocystic or benign breast disease. One anticipates that discoveries made here will also lead to earlier detection, intervention and prevention of life-threatening cancer. Even, however, as we look with optimism to the eventual eradication of breast cancer, we are once again forced to face the reality that we have not yet achieved our goal. Thus, we are saddened by the much too premature death of Dr. Helene Smith from breast cancer. Helena's work was at the forefront of efforts to understand the biology of human breast cancer at the molecular level. Her insight, open-mindedness, and refusal to sacrifice relevance for convenience will continue to set the standard for all breast cancer researchers. This volume is dedicated to her memory.
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Breast cancer research has never been in such an exciting and hopeful phase as today. From a clinical perspective, the discovery of genetic markers of risk in a proportion of familial breast cancer cases has opened up new vistas for understanding and ultimately preventing this disease. On the other hand, aggressive - even daring - therapies are being proven to be effective against advanced breast cancer. For the breast cancer experimentalist, this is also a time of great advance. Although animal and cell culture breast cancer models have proven to be of great use, there are now increasing opportunities to test the concepts developed in these models in actual clinical samples and cases. It is gratifying to see how well these concepts "translate" into the clinical setting. A very active area of research that is linking the laboratory to the clinic is the dissection of the biology and elucidation of the significance of proliferate breast disease and the identification of true, "high risk" or "preneoplastic" legions within the previously ill-defined spectrum of fibrocystic or benign breast disease. One anticipates that discoveries made here will also lead to earlier detection, intervention and prevention of life-threatening cancer. Even, however, as we look with optimism to the eventual eradication of breast cancer, we are once again forced to face the reality that we have not yet achieved our goal. Thus, we are saddened by the much too premature death of Dr. Helene Smith from breast cancer. Helena's work was at the forefront of efforts to understand the biology of human breast cancer at the molecular level. Her insight, open-mindedness, and refusal to sacrifice relevance for convenience will continue to set the standard for all breast cancer researchers. This volume is dedicated to her memory.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Cover; CONTENTS; LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS; PREFACE; CHAPTER 1. DIFFERENTIATION AND BREAST CANCER DEVELOPMENT; CHAPTER 2. GROWTH FACTOR SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION AND HORMONE INDEPENDENCE IN BREAST CANCER; CHAPTER 3. BIOLOGY OF HIGH RISK BENIGN BREAST LESIONS; CHAPTER 4. ESTROGEN RECEPTOR VARIANTS IN EARLY BREAST DISEASE AND BREAST CANCER PROGRESSION; CHAPTER 5. BIOLOGICAL BASIS OF GENETIC PREDISPOSITION TO BREAST CANCER; CHAPTER 6. THE CLINICOPATHOLOGIC SIGNIFICANCE OF GENETIC INSTABILITY IN BREAST CARCINOMA PROGRESSION; CHAPTER 7. THE HISTOPATHOLOGY OF TRANSGENES AND KNOCKOUTS IN THE MAMMARY GLAND.

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