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Editors: Alfonso Baldi (Second Univ. of Naples, Naples, Italy)
Book Description:
This new multiauthored book describes the maglinant tumor, mesothelioma, and the latest advances in the field. Its purpose is to offer a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of epidemiology, molecular biology, pathology, animal model, diagnosis and therapy of human mesothelioma. This disease has become an international problem due to environmental ambient pollution, and lack of effective therapies. Notwithstanding the rise in interest in this disease at the scientific, clinical and medicolegal level, there are very few textbooks addressing mesothelioma, and even less books completely dedicated to this maglinant tumor.

Table of Contents:
Introduction

Preface

Foreward

Chapter I - Embryology, Histology and Anatomy of Mesothelium;
pp. 1-9
(Maria De Falco1, Italy; Michele M. Pisano, USA and Antonino De Luca, Italy)

Chapter II - Signaling Involved in Epithelial-mesenchymal Transitions: From embryogenesis to Cellular Pathogenesis; 11-23 (Maria De Falco1; Michele Pisano and Antonio De Luca)

Chapter III - Epidemiology of Mesothelioma: The Role of Asbestos; pp. 25-66
(Massimo Menegozzo and Simona Menegozzo, Italy; Roberto Pasetto and Pietro Comba, Italy)

Chapter IV - Non-Asbestos Causes of Mesothelioma; pp. 67-104
(John H. Lange1, Envirosafe Training and Consultants, PA. USA; John A. Hoskins, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2JH, UK; Giuseppe Mastrangelo, Univ. of Padova, Italy)

Chapter V - Pathogenesis of Mesothelioma; pp. 105-116
(Haining Yang; Michele Carbone, Honolulu, HI; Harvey I. Pass and Michele Carbone, USA)

Chapter VI - Molecular Pathways involved in the Patheogensis of Mesothelioma; pp. 117-135
(Monica Falleni; Solange Romagnoli; Silvano Bosari,
Italy)

Chapter VII - Cell-cycle Molecules in Mesothelioma; pp. 137-155 (Mara Campioni; Vincenzo Ambrogi; Tommaso Claudio Mineo; Alfonso Baldil and Anna Severino, Italy)

Chapter VIII - Oxidative Stress and Activation of Survival Pathways as a Basis for Mesothelioma Pathogenesis: New Perspectives for Experimental Therapy; pp. 157-182
(Michele Caraglia; Alfonso Catalano; Antonio Procopio; Monica Marra and Alfredo Budillon, Italy)

Chapter IX - Functional Genomic applications in Understanding Molecular Basis of the Mesothelioma Progression: Use of Transcriptomics and Proteomics Technologies; pp. 183-205
(Stefania Crispi1 and Raffaele Calogero, Italy)

Chapter X - Transcriptional Profiling of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Using Microarrays; pp. 207-220
(Gautam Maulik; Lingsheng Dong and Gavin J. Gordon, USA)

Chapter XI - Cyclooxygenase Enzymes: Structure, Function and Involvement in Mesothelioma; pp. 221-242
(Alessandra Verdina;I rene Cardillo; Rossella Galati and Alfonso Baldi, Italy)

Chapter XII - The SV40 hypothesis: evidence against a role for SV40 in the pathogenesis of mesothelioma; pp. 243-264
(James J. Manfredi (Department of Oncological Sciences, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA)

Chapter XIII - Pathology of Maglinant Mesothelioma; pp. 265-278 (Luigi M.Terracciano; Florinda Feroce; Luigi Tornillo, Univ. of Basel, Switzerland)

Chapter XIV - The Immunohistochemical Picture of Mesothelioma;
pp. 279-294
(Feliciano Baldi, Florinda Feroce; Pasquale Mellone; Maria Pia Marino and Alfonso Baldi, Second Univ. of Naples, Italy)

Chapter XV - The role of Cytology in the Diagnosis of Serosal Neoplasms; pp. 295-298
(Antonella Rossetti, Rome American Hospital, Italy)

Chapter XVI - Non Pleural Mesotheliomas; pp. 299-322
(Giuseppe Tonini; Maria E. Fratto; Bruno Vincenzi and Daniele Santini, Campus BioMedico Univ. Rome, Italy)

Chapter XVII - Reactive Mesothelial Proliferations and Benign Mesotheliomas: A Practical Approach; pp. 323-336
(Oscar Nappi; Amedeo Boscaino and Antonio D’ Antonio, Inst. of Anatomic pathology, Histopathology and
Diagnostic Cytology, "A. Cardarelli" Hospital, Naples, Italy)

Chapter XVIII - Natural History of Human Pleural Mesothelioma;
pp. 337-345
(Roberto Cassandro1, San Giuseppe Hospital, Milan, Italy; Silvia Montrasio and Vincenzo Esposito, Third Division of Cotugno Hospital, Naples, Italy)

Chapter XIX - Clinical Oncology of Mesothelioma; pp. 347-355 (Francesco Cognetti; Anna Ceribelli; and Fabiana Letizia Cecere, Regina Elena National Cancer Inst. Rome, Italy)

Chapter XX - Staging of Malignant Pleural Mesothelima; pp. 357-366 (Paul Van Schil; Laurens Carp; Jeroen Hendriks and Patrick Lauwers, Univ. Hospital of Antwerp, Edegem, Belgium)

Chapter XXI - Possible Roles for Soluble Mesothelin-related Proteins as Tumour Markers for Malignant Mesothelioma; pp. 367-378
(Jenette Creaney and Bruce W.S Robinson, Univ. of Western Australia, Sir Charles Gairdner Hosp. Australia)

Chapter XXII - The Radiology of Mesothelioma; pp. 379-388
(Fergus V. Gleeson, Churchill Hosp. Oxford, UK)

Chapter XXIII - Instrumental Diagnosis of Mesothelioma: The Thoracoscopy; pp. 389-403
(Mario Santini and Giovanni Vicidomini, Second Univ. of Naples, Italy)

Chapter XXIV - Non-surgical Treatment of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy.; pp. 405-412
(Giuseppe Sasso; Luis E. Schiappacasse and Bahram Forouzesh, Townsville Teaching Hosp. and James Cook Univ. School of Medicine, Queensland, Australia)

Chapter XXV - Surgical Management of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma; pp. 413-434
(Tommaso C. Mineo; Vincenzo Ambrogi and Eugenio Pompeo, Policlinico Tor Vergata Univ. Rome, Italy)

Chapter XXVI - Surgical Therapy of Mesothelioma: The Experience of the Regina Elena Cancer Inst.; pp. 435-441
(Francesco Facciolo; Enrico Melis; Felicita Corzani; et al, National Cancer Inst. “Regina Elena” Rome)

Chapter XXVII - Cytoreductive Surgery Combined with Perioperative Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for Diffuse Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma: Prognostic Features of Long-term Survivors;
pp. 443-467
(Tristan D. Yan and Paul H. Sugarbaker, Washington Cancer Inst. USA)

Chapter XXVIII - Reconstructive Procedures After Surgical Excision Of Mesothelioma; pp. 469-479
(Paolo Persichetti and Stefania Tenna, "Campus Bio Medico" Univ. Rome, Italy)

Chapter XXIX - A Survey on European Ongoing or Planned Clinical Trials in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma; pp. 481-500
(Adolfo Favaretto, Istituto Oncologico Veneto IRCCS, Padova, Italy)

Chapter XXX - Clinical trials in Mesothelioma: Australia,;
pp. 501-519
(Anna K. Nowak, Univ. Sir Charles Gairdner Hosp. Nedlands, Australia; Malcolm Feigen, Heidelberg Repatriation Hosp., Australia, Nick Pavlakis, , Royal North Shore Hosp. (Univ. of Sydney) Australia)

Chapter XXXI - US Trials in Mesothelioma; pp. 521-536
(Tom Routledge and Raja Flores, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY USA

Chatpter XXXII - Canine Mesothelioma: An Epidemiological and Preclinical model; pp. 537-546
(Enrico P. Spugnini1, Regina Elena Cancer Institute, Rome, Italy; Bruce Keene, North Carolina State Univ. College of Veterinary Medicine, USA; Gabriela Seiler, School of Veterinary Medicine, Univ. of Pennsylvania, PA, USA, et.al.)

Chapter XXXIII - Medico-legal and Economic Aspects of Mesothelioma; pp. 547-554
(Naumann Moazzam and Robert A. Kratzke, Univ. of Minnesota Medical School, USA)

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008
   ISBN: 1-60021-789-3
   Status: AV
  
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