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Main Title Lung Cancer Metastasis Novel Biological Mechanisms and Impact on Clinical Practice / [electronic resource] :
Author Keshamouni, Venkateshwar.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Arenberg, Douglas.
Kalemkerian, Gregory.
Publisher Springer New York,
Year Published 2010
Call Number RC261-271
ISBN 9781441907721
Subjects Medicine ; Oncology
Internet Access
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Collation XIII, 409 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Lung Cancer: Overview -- Hallmarks of Metastasis -- Tumor Stem Cells and Metastasis -- Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition as a Mechanism of Metastasis -- Mechanisms of Tumor Cell Migration and Invasion in Lung Cancer Metastasis -- Immunologic Mechanisms in Lung Carcinogenesis and Metastasis -- Angiogenesis and Angiogenic Diversity in Lung Cancer Metastasis -- Chemokines in Lung Cancer Metastasis -- Molecular Control of Lymphatic Metastasis in Lung Cancer -- Carcinoma-Associated Fibroblasts in Lung Cancer -- The Role of Tumor-Associated Macrophages and Other Innate Immune Cells in Metastatic Progression of Lung Cancer -- Experimental Animal Models for Studying Lung Cancer -- Molecular Imaging in Lung Cancer Metastases -- Biomarker Discovery for Metastatic Disease -- Current Clinical Management of Metastatic Lung Cancer -- Site-Directed Therapy for Lung Cancer Metastases -- Systems Approach for Understanding Metastasis. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer related mortality. Metastatic lung cancer is responsible for more than ninety percent of lung cancer related deaths. However, relatively little progress has been made in understanding the process of lung cancer metastasis. The two main aims of this book are a) to introduce clinical aspects to basic scientists and basic molecular and cellular concepts to clinical investigators, in order to promote collaboration and foster much needed translational research; and b) to introduce new and emerging concepts and approaches in metastasis research to lung cancer research community at large. In this attempt, the book will cover a broad spectrum of subjects ranging from the current trends in the clinical management of the metastatic disease, to the systems biology approach for gaining insights into the mechanisms of metastasis. Some of the subjects covered will include: defining basic hallmarks of a metastatic cell, the concept of tumor stem cells, epithelial-mesenchymal transitions, evasion of immune-surveillance, tumor-stromal interactions, angiogenesis, molecular imaging and biomarker discovery. The primary audience for this book are physicians involved in the management of lung cancer in the clinic, clinical investigators and basic scientists focused on lung cancer research, cancer biologists investigating mechanisms of metastasis, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry professionals with an interest in development of metastasis-targeted diagnostics and therapeutics, and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in cancer biology programs.