Medicine » Oncology

Breast Cancer - Recent Advances in Biology, Imaging and Therapeutics

Edited by Susan J. Done, ISBN 978-953-307-730-7, 428 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published December 14, 2011 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/1748

In recent years it has become clear that breast cancer is not a single disease but rather that the term encompasses a number of molecularly distinct tumors arising from the epithelial cells of the breast. There is an urgent need to better understand these distinct subtypes and develop tailored diagnostic approaches and treatments appropriate to each. This book considers breast cancer from many novel and exciting perspectives. New insights into the basic biology of breast cancer are discussed together with high throughput approaches to molecular profiling. Innovative strategies for diagnosis and imaging are presented as well as emerging perspectives on breast cancer treatment. Each of the topics in this volume is addressed by respected experts in their fields and it is hoped that readers will be stimulated and challenged by the contents.