• Genetic Instability in Cancer
• Oncogenesis and Telomerase Activity in Cancer
• Cell Cycle Checkpoints in Cancer
• Angiogenesis, Its Importance and Implication in Tumor Growth and Progression and in Anticancer Therapy: An Update
• The Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis
• Apoptosis: A Regulatory Mechanism in Cancer
• Cytoplasmic Signaling Circuitry: An Important Trait of Cancer
• Cancer: An Overview of Risk Factors
• Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms as Susceptibility Markers for Cancer
• Dietary Phytochemicals in the Prevention and Therapy of Cancer: Modulation of Molecular Targets
• Health Benefits and Preventive Effects of Common Beverages in Cancer
• Cancer Chemotherapy
• Non-Coding RNAs : The New Reins in Malignancies
• Epigenetics in Cancer Prevention and Therapy: Role of Phytochemicals
• Cancer Stem Cell: Current Understanding and Future Perspectives
• Tumor Microenvironment and Cancer Stem Cells: Therapeutic Potential of Epigenetic Inhibitors to Target CSCs
• Nanoparticles in Cancer Therapy
• Cancer Immunotherapy: Extending New Horizons in Cancer Treatment
This volume presents a snapshot of some of the most important ongoing research in cancer. With cancer as the second leading cause of death worldwide, extensive research is going on globally to decipher the molecular mechanism underlying cancer that will help in finding better targets for drug therapy. The book brings together new research on molecular mechanism and cancer therapeutics in one place. With chapters from experts in their respective fields, chapters cover molecular mechanisms, etiology, prognosis, detection, and treatment of cancer. Emphasis has been given to the intricate mechanism behind the deregulation of cell division, disruption of cell cycle check points, mutation in oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes, apoptosis, and erratic cell signaling. The book discusses in detail topics such as angiogenesis and tumor microenvironment, which are increasingly receiving attention, especially in the field of neoplastic vascularization and metastasis. The book also includes chapters detailing the current understanding and the future perspective of cancer stem cells.
Rediscovering Cancer: From Mechanism to Therapy also includes some recent research on the therapeutic aspects of cancer. Chapters related to immunotherapy, chemotherapy, and use of chitosan-based nanoparticles for cancer therapy are included, with emphasis on preventive measures for cancer.
Overall, this informative volume covers the present knowledge and future direction on the field of cancer research.
• Sayali Mukherjee, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, India. She completed her PhD from the Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Kolkata India, registered under Jadavpur University in Life Sciences. She received a NET-CSIR Research Fellowship. During her PhD she has worked on the toxicological and carcinogenic effects of air pollutants on human health. After completing her PhD, she has worked on stem cell culture as a Research Associate at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore, India. Presently she is working on immunological and biochemical aspects of oral cancer and oral diseases.
• Somali Sanyal, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, India. She received her PhD from the Karolinska Medical University, Stockholm, Sweden. During her PhD she has worked on molecular epidemiology of urinary bladder cancer. After her PhD she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Karolinska Medical University, Stockholm, Sweden. Later on she moved to the Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India, as a Research Associate. Her current research focuses on genetic aspects of head and neck, oral, and gall bladder cancer. She has published several research articles in journals of national and international repute.
• Sonia Chadha, PhD, is presently working as a faculty member at the Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, India. She completed her PhD from the Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India, in biochemistry. During her PhD she has worked on the interaction of rat polymorphonuclear leukocyte derived free radical generation and nitric oxide in normal and in various pathological conditions. She has pursued her PDF from the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur, India, where she worked on cytochrome P450. Her research interests include biochemical and molecular aspects of cancer and hypertensive disorders. She has several publications in national and international peer-reviewed journals.