From the reviews of the third edition: "This is an update of a book of individual reviews of molecular oncology topics written by specialists in the field. ... The intention is to present a broad overview of the concepts in molecular medicine and tumor biology that form the basis of many ongoing drug discovery projects ... . The book is written for a broad audience, including students, house officers and clinical fellows, beginning researchers in cancer biology, and even practitioners of oncology." (Alexander C Minella, Doody's Review Service, 2008) "The book provides a comprehensive and in-depth view of molecular basis of cancer. ... it is a valuable resource of knowledge for both clinical and experimental oncologists. Those who are interested in the basic understanding of great progress which has been achieved in molecular oncology in last year will enjoy this book as well." (C. Altaner, Neoplasma, September, 2008)
Selecting the Right Targets for Cancer Therapy.- Clinical Importance of Prognostic Factors.- Genetic Markers in Sporadic Tumors.- Genetic Markers in Breast Tumors with Hereditary Predisposition.- Circulating Tumor Markers.- Antibody-Based Proteomics Analysis of Tumor Cell Signaling Pathways.- Gene Expression Arrays for Pathway Analysis in Cancer Research.- Signaling Pathways in Cancer.- Estrogen Receptor Pathways and Breast Cancer.- Cyclin-Dependent Kinases and Their Regulators as Potential Targets for Anticancer Therapeutics.- Angiogenesis Switch Pathways.- Apoptosis Pathways and New Anticancer Agents.- Genomic Instability, DNA Repair Pathways and Cancer.- Epigenomics and Cancer.- Harnessing the Power of Immunity to Battle Cancer: Much Ado about Nothing or All's Well That Ends Well?.- Aurora Kinases: A New Target for Anticancer Drug Development.- Emerging Molecular Therapies: Drugs Interfering With Signal Transduction Pathways.- Suicide Gene Therapy.- Genotypes That Predict Toxicity and Genotypes That Predict Efficacy of Anticancer Drugs.- A Personal Account of the Chemoprevention of Breast Cancer: Possible or Not Possible?.