Gene Therapy of Cancer

Gene Therapy of Cancer
Author: Stanton L. Gerson,Edmund C. Lattime
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2002-04-04
ISBN 10: 9780080491363
ISBN 13: 0080491367
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gene Therapy of Cancer Book Review:

The Second Edition of Gene Therapy of Cancer provides crucial updates on the basic science and ongoing research in this field, examining the state of the art technology in gene therapy and its therapeutic applications to the treatment of cancer. The clinical chapters are improved to include new areas of research and more successful trials. Chapters emphasize the scientific basis of gene therapy using immune, oncogene, antisense, pro-drug activating, and drug resistance gene targets, while other chapters discuss therapeutic approaches and clinical applications. This book is a valuable reference for anyone needing to stay abreast of the latest advances in gene therapy treatment for cancer. Key Features * Provides in-depth description of targeted systems and treatment strategies * Explains the underlying cancer biology necessary for understanding a given therapeutic approach * Extensively covers immune therapeutics of vaccines, cytokines, and peptide-induced responses * Presents translational focus with emphasis on requirements for clinical implementation * Incorporates detailed illustrations of vectors and therapeutic approaches ideal for classroom presentations and general reference

Gene Therapy of Cancer

Gene Therapy of Cancer
Author: Stanton L. Gerson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780124375512
ISBN 13: 0124375510
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gene Therapy of Cancer Book Review:

The Second Edition of Gene Therapy of Cancer provides crucial updates on the basic science and ongoing research in this field, examining the state of the art technology in gene therapy and its therapeutic applications to the treatment of cancer. The clinical chapters are improved to include new areas of research and more successful trials. Chapters emphasize the scientific basis of gene therapy using immune, oncogene, antisense, pro-drug activating, and drug resistance gene targets, while other chapters discuss therapeutic approaches and clinical applications. This book is a valuable reference for anyone needing to stay abreast of the latest advances in gene therapy treatment for cancer. Key Features * Provides in-depth description of targeted systems and treatment strategies * Explains the underlying cancer biology necessary for understanding a given therapeutic approach * Extensively covers immune therapeutics of vaccines, cytokines, and peptide-induced responses * Presents translational focus with emphasis on requirements for clinical implementation * Incorporates detailed illustrations of vectors and therapeutic approaches ideal for classroom presentations and general reference

Gene Therapy of Cancer

Gene Therapy of Cancer
Author: Wolfgang Walther,Ulrike Stein
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 645
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1592590861
ISBN 13: 9781592590865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gene Therapy of Cancer Book Review:

In Gene Therapy of Cancer: Methods and Protocols, Wolfgang Walther and Ulrike Stein survey the rapidly evolving field cancer gene therapy and provide a broad array of leading-edge protocols for the delivery of therapeutic genes into tumors. Described in step-by-step fashion and enriched with each author's own practical tips, these readily reproducible methods are currently being widely applied in cancer gene therapy investigations, including immunotherapy and tumor vaccination, suicide gene therapy, antioncogene therapy, and antisense and ribozyme gene therapy. Representative strategies are provided for gene targeting and for viral or nonviral gene delivery in cancer therapy, as well as a significant number of clinical protocols for the development of novel cancer gene therapies. Gene Therapy of Cancer: Methods and Protocols offers basic and clinical researchers a broad ranging overview and collection of the most recent advances in gene transfer techniques. Written by leading international authorities, its readily reproducible, cutting-edge methods constitute today's most valuable tools for the study of cancer gene therapy in both the laboratory and clinical trials.

Gene Therapy for Cancer

Gene Therapy for Cancer
Author: Kelly K. Hunt,Stephan A. Vorburger,Stephen G. Swisher
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 469
Release: 2007-10-26
ISBN 10: 159745222X
ISBN 13: 9781597452229
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gene Therapy for Cancer Book Review:

The three sections of this volume present currently available cancer gene therapy techniques. Part I describes the various aspects of gene delivery. In Part II, the contributors discuss strategies and targets for the treatment of cancer. Finally, in Part III, experts discuss the difficulties inherent in bringing gene therapy treatment for cancer to the clinic. This book will prove valuable as the volume of preclinical and clinical data continues to increase.

Cancer Gene Therapy

Cancer Gene Therapy
Author: David T. Curiel,Joanne T. Douglas
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 490
Release: 2007-11-03
ISBN 10: 1592597858
ISBN 13: 9781592597857
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cancer Gene Therapy Book Review:

A complete introduction and guide to the latest developments in cancer gene therapy-from bench to bedside. The authors comprehensively review the anticancer genes and gene delivery methods currently available for cancer gene therapy, including the transfer of genetic material into the cancer cells, stimulation of the immune system to recognize and eliminate cancer cells, and the targeting of the nonmalignant stromal cells that support their growth. They also thoroughly examine the advantages and limitations of the different therapies and detail strategies to overcome obstacles to their clinical implementation. Topics of special interest include vector-targeting techniques, the lessons learned to date from clinical trials of cancer gene therapy, and the regulatory guidelines for future trials. Noninvasive techniques to monitor the extent of gene transfer and disease regression during the course of treatment are also discussed.

Gene Therapy

Gene Therapy
Author: Doaa Hashad
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2015-11-26
ISBN 10: 9535122215
ISBN 13: 9789535122210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gene Therapy Book Review:

Gene therapy is becoming a promising technology for the management of many human diseases. Hereditary and acquired disorders can both be tackled using the technique of gene therapy. This book provides detailed, up-to-date topics addressing basic principles of gene therapy and discussing some of the challenges encountered by scientists in developing this relatively novel technology. The development of new and efficient gene transfer vectors is of utmost importance in the progress of the field of gene therapy. Both viral and non-viral vectors are extensively discussed. A detailed chapter elaborates the problem of host immune rejection of transplanted donor cells or engineered tissue that can be avoided using the encapsulation of transgenic cells, thus avoiding the use of drugs that achieve immunosuppression.

Current Strategies in Cancer Gene Therapy

Current Strategies in Cancer Gene Therapy
Author: Wolfgang Walther
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 121
Release: 2017-01-17
ISBN 10: 3319429345
ISBN 13: 9783319429342
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Current Strategies in Cancer Gene Therapy Book Review:

This book describes important developments and emerging trends in experimental and clinical cancer gene therapy. It reflects the tremendous advances made over recent years with respect to immunogenes, suicide genes and gene correction therapies, as well as in gene suppression and miRNA therapies. Many of the described strategies focus on the generation of more efficient and specific means of attack at known and novel cellular targets associated with tumor development and progression. The book also details parallel improvements in vector design, vector delivery, and therapeutic efficacy. It offers readers a stimulating, broad overview of advances in the field, linking experimental strategies to their clinical applications.

Cancer Gene Therapy by Viral and Non viral Vectors

Cancer Gene Therapy by Viral and Non viral Vectors
Author: Malcolm Brenner,Mien-Chie Hung
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2014-03-17
ISBN 10: 9781118501627
ISBN 13: 1118501624
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cancer Gene Therapy by Viral and Non viral Vectors Book Review:

Provides expert, state-of-the-art insight into the current progress of viral and non-viral gene therapy Translational medicine has opened the gateway to the era of personalized or precision medicine. No longer a one-size-fits-all approach, the treatment of cancer is now based on an understanding of underlying biologic mechanisms and is increasingly being tailored to the molecular specificity of a tumor. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the pertinent molecular discoveries in the cancer field and explains how these are being used for gene-based cancer therapies. Designed as a volume in the Translational Oncology book series, Cancer Gene Therapy by Viral and Non-viral Vectors deals with the practice of gene-therapy, with reference to vectors for gene expression and gene transfer, as well as viral therapy. It covers the history and current and future applications of gene transfer in cancer, and provides expert insight on the progress of viral and non-viral gene therapy with regard to delivery system, vector design, potential therapeutic genes, and principles and regulations for cancer gene therapy. Presented in three parts, Cancer Gene Therapy by Viral and Non-viral Vectors covers: Delivery Systems * Translational Cancer Research: Gene Therapy by Viral and Non-viral Vectors * Retroviruses for Cancer Therapy * DNA Plasmids for Non-viral Gene Therapy of Cancer * Cancer Therapy with RNAi delivered by Non-viral Membrane/Core Nanoparticles Targeted Expression * Cancer Gene Therapy by Tissue-specific and Cancer-targeting Promptors * MicroRNAs as Drugs and Drug Targets in Cancer Principles of Clinical Trials in Gene Therapy * Regulatory issues for Manufacturers of Viral Vectors and Vector-transduced Cells for Phase I/II Trials * US Regulations Governing Clinical Trials in Gene Therapy * Remaining Obstacles to the Success of Cancer Gene Therapy Focusing on speeding the process in clinical cancer care by bringing therapies as quickly as possible from bench to bedside, Cancer Gene Therapy by Viral and Non-viral Vectors is an absolutely vital book for physicians, clinicians, researchers, and students involved in this area of medicine.

Intercellular Communication in Cancer

Intercellular Communication in Cancer
Author: Mustapha Kandouz
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2015-11-20
ISBN 10: 9401773807
ISBN 13: 9789401773805
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intercellular Communication in Cancer Book Review:

Cells are by nature compelled to live in groups. They develop dependence over signaling cues received from their microenvironment, in particular from other cells, whether of their own “kind” or of a different type. Therefore, communicating with these cells is a critical aspect of their behavior and fate, as they live and die normally or as they undergo disease-related pathological changes, with dramatic repercussions. In this book, we have asked expert researchers in the field of Intercellular Communication in Cancer to provide chapters on different aspects of interaction between neighboring cells, in the context of cancer diseases. We have specifically focused our efforts on membrane-to-membrane contact-based rather than growth factors-mediated modes of intercellular communications. The contributing authors provide an extensive overview of their respective area of specialization, with an in-depth discussion of the molecular mechanisms of cell-cell interactions, the impact on tumor progression and response to therapies, as well as the cancer diagnostic value of this scientific information. This book aims to introduce essential aspects of the normal and pathological cellular fate and homeostasis to both scientists and clinicians, and also to provide established researchers with an update on the novelties and future directions this expanding field is witnessing.

Textbook of Palliative Medicine

Textbook of Palliative Medicine
Author: Eduardo Bruera,Irene Higginson,Charles F von Gunten
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1024
Release: 2009-01-30
ISBN 10: 0340966246
ISBN 13: 9780340966242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textbook of Palliative Medicine Book Review:

Textbook of Palliative Medicine provides an alternative, truly international approach to this rapidly growing specialty. This textbook fills a niche with its evidence-based, multi-professional approach and global perspective ensured by the international team of editors and contributing authors. In the absence of an international curriculum for the study of palliative medicine, this textbook provides essential guidance for those both embarking upon a career in palliative medicine or already established in the field, and the structure and content have been constructed very much with this in mind. With an emphasis on providing a service anywhere in the world, including the important issue of palliative care in the developing nations, Textbook of Palliative Medicine offers a genuine alternative to the narrative approach of its competitors, and is an ideal complement to them. It is essential reading for all palliative care physicians in training and in practice, as well as palliative care nurses and other health professionals in the palliative care team

Gene Regulation and Therapeutics for Cancer

Gene Regulation and Therapeutics for Cancer
Author: Surinder K. Batra,Moorthy Palanimuthu Ponnusamy
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2021-03-22
ISBN 10: 1351778323
ISBN 13: 9781351778329
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gene Regulation and Therapeutics for Cancer Book Review:

Differential gene regulation and targeted therapy are the critical aspects of several cancers. This book covers specific gene regulation and targeted therapies in different malignancies. It offers a comprehensive assessment of the transcriptional dysregulation in cancer, and considers some examples of transcriptional regulators as definitive oncogenic drivers in solid tumors, followed by a brief discussion of transcriptional effectors of the programs they drive, and discusses its specific targets. Most targeted therapeutics developed to date have been directed against a limited set of oncogenic drivers, exemplified by those encoding cell surface or cytoplasmic kinases that function in intracellular signaling cascades.

A Guide to Human Gene Therapy

A Guide to Human Gene Therapy
Author: Roland W. Herzog,Sergei Zolotukhin
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9814280917
ISBN 13: 9789814280914
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Guide to Human Gene Therapy Book Review:

Ever since the birth of molecular biology, the tantalizing possibility of treating disease at its genetic roots has become increasingly feasible. Gene therapy - though still in its infancy - remains one of the hottest areas of research in medicine. Its approach utilizes a gene transfer vehicle ( vector) to deliver therapeutic DNA or RNA to cells of the body in order to rectify the defect that is causing the disease. Successful therapies have been reported in humans in recent years such as cures in boys with severe immune deficiencies. Moreover, gene therapy strategies are being adapted in numerous biomedical laboratories to obtain novel treatments for a variety of diseases and to study basic biological aspects of disease. Correction of disease in animal studies, is steadily gaining ground, highlighting the immense potential of gene therapy in the medical profession. This book will cover topics that are at the forefront of biomedical research such as RNA interference, viral and non-viral gene transfer systems, treatment of hematological diseases and disorders of the central nervous system.Leading experts on the respective vector or disease will contribute the individual chapters and explain cutting-edge technologies. It also gives a broad overview of the most important gene transfer vectors and most extensively studied target diseases. This comprehensive guide is therefore a must-read for anyone in the biotechnology, biomedical or medical industries seeking to further their knowledge in the area of human gene therapy.

Fusion Genes And Cancer

Fusion Genes And Cancer
Author: Kunnumakkara Ajaikumar B,Padmavathi Ganesan,Roy Nand Kishor
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2017-04-07
ISBN 10: 9813200952
ISBN 13: 9789813200951
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fusion Genes And Cancer Book Review:

Development of cancer, a dreadful disease of mankind, is a multi-stage process involving numerous molecular alterations at both genomic and proteomic levels. Immense research for the past several decades in the field of cancer identified many such mutations and their role in carcinogenesis. Concept of 'fusion genes' seeded way back in 20th century has now grown into a new field of cancer research. However, there is a lack of knowledge among scientists about these fusion genes and their importance in cancer, which can be mainly attributed to unavailability of a comprehensive book on this topic. Therefore, this book is first of its kind and aims at giving a detailed idea on the formation of gene fusions and their importance in the development and progression of cancer; techniques to identify novel gene fusions; and therapeutics available to target various fusion proteins and their impact in cancer therapy by compiling the information from the literature available till date. Contents:Cancer — An Overview and Molecular Alterations in Cancer (Nand K Roy, Devivasha Bordoloi, Javadi Monisha, Anand Anip, Ganesan Padmavathi and Ajaikumar B Kunnumakkara)Basic Concepts of Fusion Genes and Their Classification (Ganesan Padmavathi, Nand K Roy, Devivasha Bordoloi, Javadi Monisha and Ajaikumar B Kunnumakkara)Techniques to Identify Novel Fusion Genes and to Detect Known Fusion Genes (Nand K Roy, Ganesan Padmavathi, Devivasha Bordoloi and Ajaikumar B Kunnumakkara)The Receptor Tyrosine Kinase ALK — Its Fusion Partners and Their Implication in Various Cancers(Ganesan Padmavathi, Krishan Kumar Thakur, Anand Anip, Devivasha Bordoloi and Ajaikumar B Kunnumakkara)Role of BCR-ABL Fusion Kinase in the Development of Leukemia (Ganesan Padmavathi, Kishore Banik, Nand K Roy, Javadi Monisha and Ajaikumar B Kunnumakkara)BRD4-NUT Fusion Oncoprotein and Its Significance in the Initiation and Progression of NUT Midline Carcinoma (Ganesan Padmavathi, Devivasha Bordoloi, Kishore Banik and Ajaikumar B Kunnumakkara)Importance of CBFB-MYH11 — A Chimeric Transcriptional Regulator in Leukemia (Ganesan Padmavathi, Choudhary Harsha, Devivasha Bordoloi, Krishan Kumar Thakur and Ajaikumar B Kunnumakkara)Rearrangements Involving ETS Family of Genes and Their Role in Different Cancers (Ganesan Padmavathi, Javadi Monisha, Kishore Banik, Choudhary Harsha, Devivasha Bordoloi and Ajaikumar B Kunnumakkara)Translocation of FET Family Members with Various Partner Genes and Their Role in Cancer Development (Ganesan Padmavathi, Devivasha Bordoloi, Anand Anip, Krishan Kumar Thakur and Ajaikumar B Kunnumakkara)Translocations of FGF and FGFR Proteins and Their Effect in Cancer (Ganesan Padmavathi, Javadi Monisha, Choudhary Harsha and Ajaikumar B Kunnumakkara)IG/MYC and Its Implication in Cancer (Ganesan Padmavathi, Kishore Banik, Krishan Kumar Thakur and Ajaikumar B Kunnumakkara)Chimeric RAF Kinases in the Development of Cancer (Ganesan Padmavathi, Kishore Banik, Devivasha Bordoloi, Choudhary Harsha and Ajaikumar B Kunnumakkara)Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma (MEC) and Associated MAML2 Fusion Genes (Ganesan Padmavathi, Choudhary Harsha, Devivasha Bordoloi, Kishore Banik and Ajaikumar B Kunnumakkara)Mixed Lineage Leukemia/AF9 Fusion and Associated Leukemia (Ganesan Padmavathi, Choudhary Harsha and Ajaikumar B Kunnumakkara)MYB-NFIB Fusion Gene — Hallmark of Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (ACC) (Ganesan Padmavathi, Krishan Kumar Thakur and Ajaikumar B Kunnumakkara)Translocations Involving PAX Family Genes and Their Effect in Cancer (Ganesan Padmavathi, Krishan Kumar Thakur and Ajaikumar B Kunnumakkara)Retinoic Acid Receptor Alpha (RARα) Fusion Genes in Leukemia (Ganesan Padmavathi, Javadi Monisha, Anand Anip, Krishan Kumar Thakur and Ajaikumar B Kunnumakkara)RET/PTC Translocations and Thyroid Malignancies (Ganesan Padmavathi, Devivasha Bordoloi, Anand Anip, Choudhary Harsha and Ajaikumar B Kunnumakkara)RUNX1 or AML1 Fusion Genes in Leukemia and Other Cancers (Ganesan Padmavathi, Javadi Monisha, Kishore Banik, Choudhary Harsha, Devivasha Bordoloi and Ajaikumar B Kunnumakkara)Recently Discovered Fusion Genes and Their Implications in Cancer (Ganesan Padmavathi, Devivasha Bordoloi, Javadi Monisha, Nand K Roy, Choudhary Harsha and Ajaikumar B Kunnumakkara)Targeting Fusion Genes for Cancer Therapy (Nand K Roy, Devivasha Bordoloi, Ganesan Padmavathi and Ajaikumar B Kunnumakkara) Readership: Scientists working in the field of cancer biology, cancer genomics and proteomics. Also specialists and researchers in diverse fields of disease pathogenesis as it provides collective information about fusion genes and cancer from the basics to the targeted therapies.

Adenoviral Vectors for Gene Therapy

Adenoviral Vectors for Gene Therapy
Author: David T. Curiel
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 868
Release: 2016-03-10
ISBN 10: 0128005106
ISBN 13: 9780128005101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adenoviral Vectors for Gene Therapy Book Review:

Adenoviral Vectors for Gene Therapy, Second Edition provides detailed, comprehensive coverage of the gene delivery vehicles that are based on the adenovirus that is emerging as an important tool in gene therapy. These exciting new therapeutic agents have great potential for the treatment of disease, making gene therapy a fast-growing field for research. This book presents topics ranging from the basic biology of adenoviruses, through the construction and purification of adenoviral vectors, cutting-edge vectorology, and the use of adenoviral vectors in preclinical animal models, with final consideration of the regulatory issues surrounding human clinical gene therapy trials. This broad scope of information provides a solid overview of the field, allowing the reader to gain a complete understanding of the development and use of adenoviral vectors. Provides complete coverage of the basic biology of adenoviruses, as well as their construction, propagation, and purification of adenoviral vectors Introduces common strategies for the development of adenoviral vectors, along with cutting-edge methods for their improvement Demonstrates noninvasive imaging of adenovirus-mediated gene transfer Discusses utility of adenoviral vectors in animal disease models Considers Federal Drug Administration regulations for human clinical trials

DNA Methylation and Cancer Therapy

DNA Methylation and Cancer Therapy
Author: Moshe Szyf
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2007-04-03
ISBN 10: 038727443X
ISBN 13: 9780387274430
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

DNA Methylation and Cancer Therapy Book Review:

NA methylation has bewildered molecular biologists since Hotchkiss discovered it almost six decades ago (Hotchkiss RDJ. Biol Cem 1948; 175:315-332). The fact that the chemical structure of our D genome consists of two components that are covalently bound, the genetic information that is replicated by the DNA replication machinery ana DNA methylation that is maintainea by independent enzymatic machinery, has redictably stimulated the imagination and curiosity of generations of mo Edular biologists. An obvious question was whether DNA methylation was a bearer of additional information to the genetic information and what was the nature of this information? It was tempting to speculate that DNA me thylation applied some form of control over programming of the genome s expression profile. Once techniques to probe the methylation profile of whole genomes as well as specific genes became available, it became clear that DNA methylation patterns are gene and tissue specific and that patterns of gene expression correlate with patterns of methylation. DNA methylation pat terns emerged as the only component of the chemical structure of DNA that exhibited tissue and cell specificity. This data seemingly provided an attrac tively simple explanation for the longstanding dilemma of how could one identical genome manifest itself in so many different forms in multicellular organisms? The DNA methylation pattern has thus become the only known factor to confer upon DNA a unique cellular identity.

Recent Advances in Cancer Research and Therapy

Recent Advances in Cancer Research and Therapy
Author: Xin-Yuan Liu,Sidney Pestka,Yu-Fang Shi
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 674
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0123978335
ISBN 13: 9780123978332
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recent Advances in Cancer Research and Therapy Book Review:

Cancer continues to be one of the major causes of death throughout the developed world, which has led to increased research on effective treatments. Because of this, in the past decade, rapid progress in the field of cancer treatment has been seen. Recent Advances in Cancer Research and Therapy reviews in specific details some of the most effective and promising treatments developed in research centers worldwide. While referencing advances in traditional therapies and treatments such as chemotherapy, this book also highlights advances in biotherapy including research using Interferon and Super Interferon, HecI based and liposome based therapy, gene therapy, and p53 based cancer therapy. There is also a discussion of current cancer research in China including traditional Chinese medicine. Written by leading scientists in the field, this book provides an essential insight into the current state of cancer therapy and treatment. Includes a wide range of research areas including a focus on biotherapy and the development of novel cancer therapeutic strategies. Formatted for a broad audience including all working in researching cancer treatments and therapies. Discusses special traits and results of Chinese cancer research.

1st World Congress on Electroporation and Pulsed Electric Fields in Biology Medicine and Food Environmental Technologies

1st World Congress on Electroporation and Pulsed Electric Fields in Biology  Medicine and Food   Environmental Technologies
Author: Tomaz Jarm,Peter Kramar
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 455
Release: 2015-08-31
ISBN 10: 9812878173
ISBN 13: 9789812878175
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

1st World Congress on Electroporation and Pulsed Electric Fields in Biology Medicine and Food Environmental Technologies Book Review:

This volume presents the proceedings of the 1st World Congress on Electroporation and Pulsed Electric Fields in Biology, Medicine and Food & Environmental Technologies (WC2015). The congress took place in Portorož, Slovenia, during the week of September 6th to 10th, 2015. The scientific part of the Congress covered different aspects of electroporation and related technologies and included the following main topics: · Application of pulsed electric fields technology in food: challenges and opportunities · Electrical impedance measurement for assessment of electroporation yield · Electrochemistry and electroporation · Electroporation meets electrostimulation · Electrotechnologies for food and biomass treatment · Food and biotechnology applications · In vitro electroporation - basic mechanisms · Interfacial behaviour of lipid-assemblies, membranes and cells in electric fields · Irreversible electroporation in clinical use · Medical applications: electrochemotherapy · Medical applications: gene therapy · Non-electric field-based physical methods inducing cell poration and enhanced molecule transfer · Non-thermal plasmas for food safety, environmental applications and medical treatments · PEF for the food industry: fundamentals and applications · PEF proce ss integration - complex process chains and process combinations in the food industry · Predictable animal models · Pulsed electric fields and electroporation technologies in bioeconomy · Veterinary medical applications

Dendrimers

Dendrimers
Author: Claudia Maria Simonescu
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2018-04-25
ISBN 10: 1789230586
ISBN 13: 9781789230581
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dendrimers Book Review:

Dendrimers are defined as nanoscale macromolecules having a particular architecture consisting of treelike arms or branches. They are characterized by special properties that make them promising candidates in medicine, biology, materials science, synthetic organic chemistry, biotechnology, environmental engineering, optics, electronics, catalysis, electrochemistry, photochemistry, and sensors and even for production of cosmetics and personal care products. The dendrimers research field is growing day by day, and scientists are exploring new synthesis and functionalization methods in order to improve and to determine new properties and thus new applications. The main purpose of this book is to highlight the issues regarding properties and applications of dendrimers in the field of biology, medicine, liquid crystal devices, electronics, quantum devices, and self-healing technology.

Microbial Infections and Cancer Therapy

Microbial Infections and Cancer Therapy
Author: Ananda M. Chakrabarty,Arsénio M. Fialho
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2019-02-13
ISBN 10: 1351041894
ISBN 13: 9781351041898
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbial Infections and Cancer Therapy Book Review:

This book deals with the emerging concept that certain pathogenic bacteria and viruses, when infecting people with cancer, actively fight tumors, allowing their regression. Although such observations go back more than 100 years, use of specific bacterial strains, or viruses, usually genetically modified with known anticancer drugs, and their protein/peptide products, has gained ground in recent years, allowing significant cancer regression in clinical trials with stage III/IV cancer patients or even in pediatric brain tumor patients, often without any demonstration of toxicity. It is composed of 12 chapters written by pioneers in microbial, biotech, and cancer research and covers the emerging roles of various microorganisms and their products in cancer therapy. The book highlights the benefits of using conventional cancer treatments (such as chemo- and radiotherapies) with microbial-based therapies. Such combinatorial therapies have gained particular attention as a strategy to overcome drug resistance, and the readers of the book will discover their impact on fundamental research and promising results from clinical trials.

Gene Therapy of Cancer

Gene Therapy of Cancer
Author: Edmund C. Lattime,Stanton L. Gerson
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 554
Release: 2013-08-28
ISBN 10: 0123946328
ISBN 13: 9780123946324
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gene Therapy of Cancer Book Review:

Gene therapy as a treatment for cancer is at a critical point in its evolution. Exciting new developments in gene targeting and vector technology, coupled with results from the first generation of preclinical and clinical studies have led to the design and testing of new therapeutic approaches. The Third Edition of Gene Therapy of Cancer provides crucial updates on the basic and applied sciences of gene therapy. It offers a comprehensive assessment of the field including the areas of suicide gene therapy, oncogene and suppressor gene targeting, immunotherapy, drug resistance gene therapy, and the genetic modification of stem cells. Researchers at all levels of development, from basic laboratory investigators to clinical practitioners, will find this book to be instructive. Cancer gene therapy, like cancer therapy in general, is evolving rapidly, testing new concepts, targets and pathways, evoking new technologies, and passing new regulatory hurdles. Its essence, however, has not changed: the hope and challenges of returning altered genes to normal, using targeted gene expression to alter the function of both tumor and microenvironment, and in some cases normal cells, and delivering functionally important genes to specific cell types to increase sensitivity to killing or to protect normal cells from cancer therapies. In some instances, gene therapy for cancer forms a continuum from gene repair through the use of molecularly modified cells; the use of viral and non-viral vector based gene delivery to both tumor and tumor microenvironment; the use of viral and gene based vaccines; and development of new gene-based therapeutics. The unique mechanistically chosen vector platforms are at the heart of this technology because they allow for direct and selective cell death and transient to sustained delivery of vaccine molecules or molecules that affect the microenvironment, vasculature, or the immune response. Explains the underlying cancer biology necessary for understanding proposed therapeutic approaches Presents in-depth description of targeting systems and treatment strategies Covers the breadth of gene therapy approaches including immunotherapeutic, drug resistance,oncolytic viruses, as well as regulatory perspectives from both the NCI and FDA