New Research on Esophageal Cancer (Horizons In Cancer Research, Volume 40)


Antonio Carminati (Editor)

Series: Horizons in Cancer Research
BISAC: MED062000

Esophageal cancer is malignancy of the esophagus. Esophageal tumors usually lead to dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), pain and other symptoms, and are diagnosed with biopsy. Small and localized tumors are treated with surgery, and advanced tumors are treated with chemotherapy, radiotherapy or combinations. This book presents an in depth look into the identification and treatment of esophageal cancer. This includes identification of esophageal squamous cells, epidemiology of esophageal cancer, atypical regenerative hyperplasia of the esophagus, genomic instability and gene therapy.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1.-The Identification,Regulation And Functional Study Of The Differentially Expressed Genes In Human Esophageal Squamos Cell Carcinoma; pp. 1-93
(Zhihua Liu)

Chapter 2.-Human Papillomavirus and Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma; pp. 95-130
(Z.Y. Shen, Y. Zeng and B.Q. Qiang)

Chapter 3.-Biology of Esophageal Cancer: Mechanisms of Resistance and Metastases; pp. 131-149
(Cristina Nadal, Univ. of Barcelona, Spain, Jurrian van Dam, Univ. of Amsterdam and Joan Maurel)

Chapter 4.-Preclinical Evidence for the use of Keyhole Limpet Hemocyanin in Barrett’s Adenocarcinoma; pp. 151-164
(Linda Vona-Davis and David McFadden, West Virginia Univ., USA)

Chapter 5.-Chemoradiation Treatment is Effective for the Palliation of Malignant Dysphagia in Oesophageal Cancer; pp. 165-192
(Jennifer A. Harvey, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Australia and Penelope Mainstone, Department of Palliative Care, Princess Alexandra Hospital Brisbane, Queensland Australia)

Chapter 6.-Heterogeneous Radiation Sensitivity or Dedifferentiation of Esophageal Cancer Cells May Cause the Poor Radiotherapeutic Results on Esophageal Cancer; pp. 193-222
(Sadayuki Ban and Hajime Murata, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Japan)

Chapter 7.-Expression of Cell Cycle-Regulatory Proteins in Patients with Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Correlates with Tumor Agressiveness; pp. 223-235
(Jun-Xing Huang, Wei Yan and Zheng-Xiang Song et al., Univ. of Nevada, USA)

Chapter 8.-Environmental Risk Factors for Esophageal Cancer and Genetic Mutations; pp. 237-250
(Osamu Yamanoshita, Chubu Univ., Japan and Tamie Nakajima, Nagoya Univ. Graduate School, Japan)

Chapter 9.-Which Patients with Esophageal Cancer Benefit from Three-Field Dissection? A Study Based on a New Nodal Grouping; pp. 251-262 (Yoichi Tabira, Tamana Central Hospital, Japan and Toshitada Okuma, Izumi General Medical Center, Japan)


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