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Editors: George G. Chen (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Book Description:
Female sex hormones are produced in both females and males. They influence almost every aspect of human physiological functions, activities and behaviours. Disturbance in female sex hormones may result in variety of disorders including cancer. Attention is usually focused on female sex hormone-related cancers in reproductive organs in females such as breast, cervix and ovary. However, advances in science have discovered that female sex hormones also have a great impact on cancers in non-reproductive organs and tissues such as colon, esophagus and thyroid in both men and women. This new book describes and summarizes the up-to-date information on an emerging topic of female sex hormones and cancer.

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Table of Contents:
Preface

Contributors

Chapter 1. Role of Sex Steroids in Bladder Cancer pp.1-24

Chapter 2. Molecular Players and Cellular Pathways in Estrogen-Modulated Breast Cancer pp.25-62

Chapter 3. Sex Hormone Receptors and Epigenetics in Breast Cancer pp.63-78

Chapter 4. Role of Estrogen in the Development, Prevention and Intervention of Cervical Cancer pp.79-86

Chapter 5. Estrogen and Colorectal Cancer pp.87-104

Chapter 6. Sex Hormones and Esophageal Cancer pp.105-124

Chapter 7. Estrogen in Regulating the Gender Disparity of Hepatocellular Carcinoma pp.125-148

Chapter 8. Lung Cancer Sex Differences pp.149-170

Chapter 9. The Role of Estrogen in the Development and Treatment of Ovarian Cancer pp.171-186

Chapter 10. Estrogen Receptor Implications in Human Pancreatic Cancer pp.187-208

Chapter 11. Estrogens and Estrogen Receptors in the Prostate Development, Estrogenization, and Carcinogenesis pp.209-234

Chapter 12. Estrogen and Thyroid Cancer pp.235-248

Index pp.249-261

   Series:
      Cancer Etiology, Diagnosis and Treatments
      Women's Issues
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2012
   Pages: pp.261
   ISBN: 978-1-61728-696-4
   Status: AV
  
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