Developmental Biology of Neoplastic Growth

In this book, tumour growth is perceived as a deviation from the normal development of the human organism. The molecular, cellular, and tissue determinants of different tumours are discussed showing that each is a different disease, often corresponding to a particular developmental stage. The natura...

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Main Author: Macieira-Coelho, Alvaro
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2005, 2005
Series:Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:In this book, tumour growth is perceived as a deviation from the normal development of the human organism. The molecular, cellular, and tissue determinants of different tumours are discussed showing that each is a different disease, often corresponding to a particular developmental stage. The natural history of several cancers illustrates how clinical incidence can be just the visible part of the iceberg, while the first changes at the tissue level sometimes occur several years before tumour growth becomes manifest. Several mechanisms are proposed to explain the distribution of cancers during the human life span and the decline of the incidence of cancers during human senescence
Physical Description:XII, 254 p. 23 illus., 7 illus. in color online resource
ISBN:9783540276715