Glioblastoma Resistance to Chemotherapy Molecular Mechanisms and Innovative Reversal Strategies

Glioblastoma Resistance to Chemotherapy  Molecular Mechanisms and Innovative Reversal Strategies
Author: Tarik F. Massoud,Ramasamy Paulmurugan
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2021-03-15
ISBN 10: 9780128215678
ISBN 13: 0128215674
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glioblastoma Resistance to Chemotherapy Molecular Mechanisms and Innovative Reversal Strategies Book Review:

Glioblastoma Resistance to Chemotherapy: Molecular Mechanisms and Innovative Reversal Strategies brings current knowledge from an international team of experts on the science and clinical management of glioblastoma chemoresistance. The book discusses topics such as molecular mechanisms of chemoresistance, experimental models to study chemoresistance, chemoresistance to drugs other than Temozolomide, and specific strategies to reverse chemoresistance. Additionally, it encompasses information on how to mitigate chemoresistance by targeted enhancement of p53 function. This book is a valuable resource for cancer researchers, oncologists, neuro-oncologists and other members of the biomedical field. Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most invasive and malignant primary brain tumor in humans with poor survival after diagnosis, therefore it is imperative that molecular and cellular mechanisms behind therapy resistant GBM cells, as well as the therapeutic strategies available to counter the resistance are comprehensively understood. Provides comprehensive, core knowledge related to the entire discipline of glioblastoma chemoresistance, from its many etiological mechanisms, to specific strategies to reverse resistance Presents current information from an international team of experts on the basic science, pre-clinical research, and clinical management of glioblastoma chemoresistance Discusses molecular and cellular mechanisms behind therapy resistant glioblastoma cells, as well as the therapeutic strategies available to counter this resistance

New Targeting in The Reversal of Resistant Glioblastomas

New Targeting in The Reversal of Resistant Glioblastomas
Author: Ali Syed Arbab
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2021-03-18
ISBN 10: 0128232765
ISBN 13: 9780128232767
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Targeting in The Reversal of Resistant Glioblastomas Book Review:

New Targeting in The Reversal of Resistant Glioblastomas discusses alternative treatment strategies that not only target tumor cells but also target the tumor microenvironment, metabolic pathways and interaction of cytokines in tumor cells. The current treatment for primary and recurrent glioblastomas is failing because clinicians are not considering the effect of bone marrow derived cells to the development of resistance to clinically practiced therapies. This book helps readers rethink treatment strategies to successfully fight glioblastomas. It is a valuable resource for cancer researchers, clinicians, graduate students and other members of the biomedical field. Explains the effect of bone marrow derived cells on the development of resistance to clinically practiced therapies Provides information on the availability of alternate therapies for recurrent glioblastoma when standard practices have failed Discusses targeting tumor microenvironment using available FDA approved drugs as an alternative treatment strategy for glioblastoma

Cancer Drug Resistance

Cancer Drug Resistance
Author: Beverly A. Teicher
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 617
Release: 2007-11-09
ISBN 10: 1597450359
ISBN 13: 9781597450355
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cancer Drug Resistance Book Review:

Leading experts summarize and synthesize the latest discoveries concerning the changes that occur in tumor cells as they develop resistance to anticancer drugs, and suggest new approaches to preventing and overcoming it. The authors review physiological resistance based upon tumor architecture, cellular resistance based on drug transport, epigenetic changes that neutralize or bypass drug cytotoxicity, and genetic changes that alter drug target molecules by decreasing or eliminating drug binding and efficacy. Highlights include new insights into resistance to antiangiogenic therapies, oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes in therapeutic resistance, cancer stem cells, and the development of more effective therapies. There are also new findings on tumor immune escape mechanisms, gene amplification in drug resistance, the molecular determinants of multidrug resistance, and resistance to taxanes and Herceptin.

Molecular Mechanisms of Tumor Cell Resistance to Chemotherapy

Molecular Mechanisms of Tumor Cell Resistance to Chemotherapy
Author: Benjamin Bonavida
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2013-07-04
ISBN 10: 1461470706
ISBN 13: 9781461470700
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Molecular Mechanisms of Tumor Cell Resistance to Chemotherapy Book Review:

​​​​​This volume gives the latest developments in on the mechanisms of cancer cell resistance to apoptotic stimuli, which eventually result in cancer progression and metastasis. One of the main challenges in cancer research is to develop new therapies to combat resistant tumors. The development of new effective therapies will be dependent on delineating the biochemical, molecular, and genetic mechanisms that regulate tumor cell resistance to cytotoxic drug-induced apoptosis. These mechanisms should reveal gene products that directly regulate resistance in order to develop new drugs that target these resistance factors and such new drugs may either be selective or common to various cancers. If successful, new drugs may not be toxic and may be used effectively in combination with subtoxic conventional drugs to achieve synergy and to reverse tumor cell resistance. The research developments presented in this book can be translated to produce better clinical responses to resistant tumors.

Alternative Mechanisms of Multidrug Resistance in Cancer

Alternative Mechanisms of Multidrug Resistance in Cancer
Author: John A. Kellen
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1461598524
ISBN 13: 9781461598527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alternative Mechanisms of Multidrug Resistance in Cancer Book Review:

Nullius in verba. . . Truth will be tested not by words. Horace (Epistles) Few read introductions except for book reviewers, who want to take a shortcut and avoid reading the book itself. However, tradition requires that the preface make public why the book was written at all (this is not supposed to include powerful reasons such as augmenting the ego of the editor and authors). Frequently, the inflationary tendency to publish in verbose length is in conflict with market forces and interest. No doubt, multidrug resistance is a "fashionable" topic, but there are many fashions displayed on the cat-walk of scientific literature. One can rationalize that the forces driving our concern with multi drug resistance reflect the frustration of pharmaceutical companies and oncologists alike: as soon as a new anticancer drug enters clinical trials, cancer cells start eluding extinction with their elaborate and successful mechanisms. Many grants have been awarded and spent, only to confirm the futility of our efforts to defeat this cellular Darwinism. Our medical and scientific training makes it hard, if not impossible, to accept that the survival of a malignant cell, alone or as part of a tissue, is part of the continuance of life. Since exposure to noxious and lethal substances is unavoidable, cells have been forced to develop a multitude of mechanisms to prevent entry or accelerate exit of such materials from intracellular space.

Immunotherapy of Cancer

Immunotherapy of Cancer
Author: Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2016-02-22
ISBN 10: 4431550313
ISBN 13: 9784431550310
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Immunotherapy of Cancer Book Review:

This timely book, published just as cancer immunotherapy comes of age, summarizes the rationale, present status, and future perspective for cancer immunotherapy. Included are explanations of the constitution of the immune system and immunocheckpoints, the mechanism of antigen presentation and recognition, valuable modalities, clinical trials and guidance, personalization, and biomarkers, all of which are essential for understanding the success of cancer immunotherapy. This innovative therapy has been investigated worldwide as the fourth line of cancer treatment after the standard treatments of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. The progress in fundamental understanding of tumor immunology and the recent advances in clinical trials have opened new avenues with a cancer vaccine in 2010 and immunocheckpoint modulation in 2011, with their approval already granted in the United States. Today, there are no doubts, even among experts in cancer chemotherapy and radiotherapy, that the immune system plays a vital role in tumor eradication. Following American approval, many clinical trials of cancer immunotherapy are being conducted. With this book the reader will readily understand the paradigm shift in cancer treatment and will realize the importance of cancer immunotherapy. The great value of immunotherapy will be obvious, not only for tumor shrinkage but for prolonging patient survival.

Cancer Treatment

Cancer Treatment
Author: Letícia Rangel
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 630
Release: 2013-05-09
ISBN 10: 9535110985
ISBN 13: 9789535110989
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cancer Treatment Book Review:

Cancer Treatment: Conventional and Innovative Approaches is an attempt to integrate into a book volume the various aspects of cancer treatment, compiling comprehensive reviews written by an international team of experts in the field. The volume is presented in six sections: i) Section 1: Cancer treatment: Conventional and innovative pharmacological approaches; ii) Section 2: Combinatorial strategies to fight cancer: Surgery, radiotherapy, backytherapy, chemotherapy, and hyperthermia; iii) Section 3: The immunotherapy of cancer; iv) Section 4: Multidisciplinarity in cancer therapy: nutrition and beyond; v) Section 5: Supportive care for cancer patients; vi) Section 6: Perspectives in cancer biology and modeling. Ultimately, we hope this book can enlighten important issues involved in the management of cancer, summarizing the state-of-the-art knowledge regarding the disease control and treatment; thus, providing means to improve the overall care of patients that daily battle against this potentially lethal condition.

Therapeutic Ribonucleic Acids in Brain Tumors

Therapeutic Ribonucleic Acids in Brain Tumors
Author: Volker A. Erdmann,Guido Reifenberger,Jan Barciszewski
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2009-08-11
ISBN 10: 9783642004759
ISBN 13: 364200475X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Therapeutic Ribonucleic Acids in Brain Tumors Book Review:

In the past few years nucleic acids technologies have grown into a powerful analytical and also increasingly therapeutic tool. It has been applied not only to the uncovering of gene functions in many organisms, but also to pathogenetic analysis and recently also for the treatment of human diseases. The book discusses in depth the potential of these innovative methods in the broad field of central nervous system and brain tumours particularly. Whereas there is currently no comprehensive overview on potential and challenges of nucleic acids technologies for basic brain tumours and for the clinical management of patients with brain tumours, this book does explicitly cover the many other aspects of the "RNA World" (pathogenic and therapeutic potential of microRNAs, aptamer technology, etc.), too. With this significantly broadened scope as compared to currently existing books it appears to be an urgently needed new publication.

Molecular Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of CNS Tumors

Molecular Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of CNS Tumors
Author: Liam Chen,Ming-Tseh Lin,Zhaohui Zhang
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-12-09
ISBN 10: 2889661644
ISBN 13: 9782889661640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Management of Adult Glioma in Nursing Practice

Management of Adult Glioma in Nursing Practice
Author: Ingela Oberg
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2019-01-04
ISBN 10: 331976747X
ISBN 13: 9783319767475
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Management of Adult Glioma in Nursing Practice Book Review:

This contributed book focuses on the nursing care and considerations for the most common type of malignant brain tumours – gliomas, out of the 150 different types of brain tumours . The reader will gain specialist knowledge in understanding the disease trajectory of malignant gliomas and gain a deeper understanding of the presenting symptoms and varying treatment options of this highly malignant tumour. High grade malignant gliomas impact significantly on prognosis, with an average life expectancy of 18-24 months from diagnosis, given maximum treatment options including surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. This book takes you through all current treatment options with their associated risks and intended benefits. Brain tumours affect not just the patient, but their family and carers too and this important aspect of holistic nursing care is not to be overlooked. This book encompasses first hand experiences of both a brain tumour patient living with a glioma and aspects from a carer. The structure of this book follows a typical patient pathway from presenting signs / symptoms through to MDT (multidisciplinary team) discussions to surgical techniques and radiological investigations, right through to chemotherapy, radiotherapy and palliative care including end of life care. It provides a distinct overview of the holistic needs spectrum encompassing the entire patient journey and equips the reader with learning objectives set at every chapter. Although this book is primarily aimed at Nurses working at ward level within neuro-oncology, this book is also intended to benefit professionals new to the field of specialist nursing – in particular those working with adult brain tumours and neuro-oncology.

Biotechnology and Production of Anti Cancer Compounds

Biotechnology and Production of Anti Cancer Compounds
Author: Sonia Malik
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2017-04-21
ISBN 10: 3319538802
ISBN 13: 9783319538808
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biotechnology and Production of Anti Cancer Compounds Book Review:

This book discusses cancers and the resurgence of public interest in plant-based and herbal drugs. It also describes ways of obtaining anti-cancer drugs from plants and improving their production using biotechnological techniques. It presents methods such as cell culture, shoot and root culture, hairy root culture, purification of plant raw materials, genetic engineering, optimization of culture conditions as well as metabolic engineering with examples of successes like taxol, shikonin, ingenol mebutate and podophylotoxin. In addition, it describes the applications and limitations of large-scale production of anti-cancer compounds using biotechnological means. Lastly, it discusses future economical and eco-friendly strategies for obtaining anti-cancer compounds using biotechnology.

Tumor Progression and Therapeutic Resistance

Tumor Progression and Therapeutic Resistance
Author: Wafik S. El-Deiry
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X030000978
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tumor Progression and Therapeutic Resistance Book Review:

This volume presents the entire breadth of translational cancer research and brings together members of academia and industry in the expectation of accelerating interactions and progress in the field. A variety of key topics are presented, beginning with discovery of molecular targets and pathways (oncogene, cell survival, tumor suppression, cell death), host-neoplasm interactions (cell adhesion, matrix proteases), early detection, monitoring progression, understanding tumor progression and metastasis, immune surveillance, in vivo molecular imaging, animal models, drug discovery including chemistry, high-throughput assays, mechanism determination, target validation, therapeutic window and some progress in clinical trials for more advanced agents and targets.

Current Applications for Overcoming Resistance to Targeted Therapies

Current Applications for Overcoming Resistance to Targeted Therapies
Author: Myron R. Szewczuk,Bessi Qorri,Manpreet Sambi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-07-15
ISBN 10: 303021477X
ISBN 13: 9783030214777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Current Applications for Overcoming Resistance to Targeted Therapies Book Review:

Targeted therapies were initially developed to exploit the upregulation and dependence on key oncogenic pathways critical to cancer progression. Additionally, they also presented as a method to overcome chemoresistance by supplementing conventional therapeutic regimens with targeted therapies. However, the development of resistance to these combinatorial approaches has led to the reassessment of currently available therapeutic options to overcome resistance to targeted therapy. This book aims to provide an update on the advancements in the therapeutic arms race between cancer, clinicians and scientists alike to overcome resistance to targeted therapies. Subject experts provide a comprehensive overview of the challenges and solutions to resistance to several conventional targeted therapies in addition to providing a discussion on broad topics including targeting components of the tumor microenvironment, emerging therapeutic options, and novel areas to be explored concerning nanotechnology and the epigenome.

PIPAC

PIPAC
Author: Marc A. Reymond,Wiebke Solass
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2014-10-14
ISBN 10: 3110366614
ISBN 13: 9783110366617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

PIPAC Book Review:

Peritoneal dissemination is a common route of cancer metastasis. The benefit of administering chemotherapy directly into the peritoneal cavity is supported by preclinical and pharmacokinetic data. In comparison to intravenous (IV) treatment, intraperitoneal (IP) administration results in a several-fold increase in drug concentration within the abdominal cavity. There is now growing evidence from clinical studies showing a survival advantage for IP chemotherapy in various tumor typies, including ovarian, gastric and colorectal cancer. However, while the use of IP chemotherapy is slowly gaining acceptance, it is not universal, largely due to the greater toxicity associated with this approach. Moreover, efficacy of IP chemotherapy is limited by poor distribution within the abdominal cavity and by poor tissue penetration. A new way of IP chemotherapy is the application of cytotoxics in form of a pressurized aerosol into the abdominal of thoracic cavity. Pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy (PIPAC) is applied through laparoscopic access using two balloon trocars in an operating room equipped with laminar air-flow. In a first step,a normothermic capnoperitoneum is established with a pressure of 12 mmHg. A cytotoxic solution (about 10% of a normal systemic dose) is nebulized with a micropump into the abdominal cavity, and maintained for 30 min. The aerosol is then removed through a closed suction system. Applying an aerosol in the peritoneal cavity allows a homogeneous distribution of the chemotherapeutic agent within the abdomen. Furthermore, an artificial pressure gradient is generated that overcomes tumoral interstitial fluid pressure, an obstacle in cancer therapy. This results in a higher local drug concentration compared to conventional IP or IV chemotherapy. At the same time the plasma concentration of the chemotherapeutic agent remains low. In first clinical studies with limited number of patients in ovarian, gastric and colorectal cancer, as well as peritoneal mesothelioma, PIPAC has obtained encouraging tumor response rates and survival, with a low-side effects profile. Larger clinical trials are currently ongoing to examine if these data can be reproduced and extrapolated to other situations.

Dendrimers for Drug Delivery

Dendrimers for Drug Delivery
Author: Anil K. Sharma,Raj K. Keservani
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2018-07-27
ISBN 10: 135136068X
ISBN 13: 9781351360685
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dendrimers for Drug Delivery Book Review:

With chapters from highly skilled, experienced, and renowned scientists and researchers from around the globe, Dendrimers for Drug Delivery provides an abundance of information on dendrimers and their applications in the field of drug delivery. The volume begins with an introduction to dendrimers, summarizing dendrimer applications and the striking features of dendrimers. It goes on to present the details of usual properties, structure, classification, and methods of synthesis, with relevant examples. The toxicity of dendrimers is also discussed. The chapter authors provide an exhaustive amount of information about dendrimers and their biomedical applications, including biocompatibility and toxicity aspects, a very useful feature. This informative volume will be valuable resource that will help readers to create products derived from dendrimers and navigate through the regulatory, manufacturing, and quality control hurdles. It will be an important resource for researchers, scientists, upper-level students, and industry professionals.

Brain Tumor Therapy

Brain Tumor Therapy
Author: Mark L. Rosenblum,Charles B. Wilson
Publsiher: S Karger Ag
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1984
ISBN 10: 9783805536998
ISBN 13: 3805536992
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Therapeutic Strategies to Overcome ALK Resistance in Cancer

Therapeutic Strategies to Overcome ALK Resistance in Cancer
Author: Luc Friboulet
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2021-01-18
ISBN 10: 0128217790
ISBN 13: 9780128217795
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Therapeutic Strategies to Overcome ALK Resistance in Cancer Book Review:

Therapeutic Strategies to Overcome ALK Resistance in Cancer, Volume 13, presents current strategies to improve and prolong clinical benefit in ALK driven cancers. Most patients with ALK-driven cancer are sensitive to tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy, but resistance invariably develops. This book discusses topics such as structure and function of ALK, ALK rearranged lung cancer, resistance mechanisms to ALK TKI tumors, and novel therapeutic strategies to enhance crizotinib anti-tumor efficacy in ALCL. Additionally, it encompasses information on drug combinations to enhance ALK TKI anti-tumor efficacy in neuroblastoma and future perspectives in the field. This book is a valuable resource for cancer researchers, clinicians and several members of biomedical field who need to understand more about how to fight ALK resistance in cancer treatment. Explains the biology of ALK RTK, focusing on its tissue expression, structure and functionality Presents an overview of current treatments and the benefits of ALK TKI in lung and other cancer types, such as ALCL, neuroblastoma and inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor Encompasses information on systemic treatments other than TKI, including chemotherapy, immunotherapy and antiangiogenic agents in ALK-driven NSCLC

The Strength Within

The Strength Within
Author: Richard Frazer
Publsiher: Birlinn
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-04-09
ISBN 10: 9781780275727
ISBN 13: 1780275722
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Strength Within Book Review:

An energising book filled with individual inspiring and motivating stories of overcoming extreme adversity.

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.

Tumor Immune Microenvironment in Cancer Progression and Cancer Therapy

Tumor Immune Microenvironment in Cancer Progression and Cancer Therapy
Author: Pawel Kalinski
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2017-12-22
ISBN 10: 331967577X
ISBN 13: 9783319675770
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tumor Immune Microenvironment in Cancer Progression and Cancer Therapy Book Review:

The tumor microenvironment has become a very important and hot topic in cancer research within the past few years. The tumor microenvironment is defined as the normal cells, molecules, and blood vessels that surround and feed a tumor cell. As many scientists have realized, studying the tumor microenvironment has become critical to moving the field forward, since there are many players in a tumor’s localized and surrounding area, which can significantly change cancer cell behavior. There is a dual relationship wherein the tumor can change its microenvironment and the microenvironment can affect how a tumor grows and spreads. Tumor Microenvironment in Cancer Progression and Cancer Therapy aims to shed light on the mechanisms, factors, and mediators that are involved in the cancer cell environment. Recent studies have demonstrated that in addition to promoting tumor progression and protecting tumor cells from the spontaneous immune-mediated rejection and different forms of cancer therapeutics, tumor microenvironment can also be a target and mediator of both standard and newly-emerging forms of cancer therapeutics. Thus, the dual role of the tumor microenvironment is the integral focus of the volume. The volume highlights the bi-directional interactions between tumor cells and non-malignant tumor component during tumor progression and treatment. It also focuses on the three groups of the reactive tumor component: stromal cells, blood vessels and the infiltrating immune cells. These three groups are discussed under the lens of their role in promoting tumor growth, shielding the tumor from rejection and from standard forms of cancer therapies. They are emerging as targets and mediators of standard and new forms of potential therapy.