Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Advances in Prostate Cancer

Edited by Gerhard Hamilton

Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men and its treatment was constricted to surgery for confined state and androgen ablation for advanced disease until new options have become available. The present book covers a broad range of novel aspects of prostate cancer diagnosis, treatment and patient care, as well as new research on relevant cell biology. In detail, this special volume focusses on supportive modalities for prostate cancer patients, appropriate selection of novel therapeutic regimens, including inhibitors of steroidal synthesis, cytotoxic agents, as well as intermittent androgen suppression and the roles of prostate cancer stem cells and inflammatory processes.

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Advances in Prostate CancerEdited by Gerhard Hamilton

Published: January 16th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/45948

ISBN: 978-953-51-0932-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7064-8

Copyright year: 2013

Books open for chapter submissions

46915 Total Chapter Downloads

7 Crossref Citations

23 Web of Science Citations

26 Dimensions Citations


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1. Epidemiology of Prostate Cancer

By Martin Dörr, Anne Schlesinger-Raab and Jutta Engel


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2. Is There an Infectious Agent Behind Prostate Cancer?

By Ugo Rovigatti


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3. Psychological and Social Factors influencing Patients’ Treatment Selection for Localised Prostate Cancer

By Luke A Robles, Shihning Chou, Owen J Cole, Akhlil Hamid, Amanda Griffiths and Kavita Vedhara


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4. The Role of Physiotherapy in the Pre and Post Treatment Interventions in Prostate Cancer Patients

By Mario Bernardo Filho and Mauro Luis Barbosa Júnior


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5. Abdominoperineal Resection: Consideration and Limitations of Prostate Cancer Screening and Prostate Biopsy

By Zachary Klaassen, Ray S. King, Kelvin A. Moses, Rabii Madi and Martha K. Terris


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6. Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

By Shinji Kariya


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7. High-Dose-Rate Interstitial Brachytherapy as Monotherapy in One Fraction for the Treatment of Favorable Stage Prostate Cancer

By Pedro J. Prada


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8. Testosterone Measurement and Prostate Cancer

By Tine Hajdinjak


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9. Describing Prostate Cancer Dynamics: Second Look at PSA- Doubling Time and PSA-Specific Growth Rate

By Glenn Tisman


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10. Rational Categorization of the Pipeline of New Treatments for Advanced Cancer – Prostate Cancer as an Example

By Sarah M. Rudman, Peter G. Harper and Christopher J. Sweeney


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11. Novel Therapeutic Settings in the Treatment of Castration- Resistant Prostate Cancer

By Miguel Álvarez Múgica, Jesús M. Fernández Gómez, Antonio Jalón Monzón, Erasmo Miguelez García and Francisco Valle González


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12. Steroidal CYP17 Inhibitors for Prostate Cancer Treatment: From Concept to Clinic

By Jorge A. R. Salvador, Vânia M. Moreira and Samuel M. Silvestre


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13. Intermittent Androgen Suppression Therapy for Prostate Cancer Patients: An Update

By Gerhard Hamilton and Gerhard Theyer


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14. Stem Cells and Prostate Cancer

By Vildan Bozok Çetintaş, Burçin Tezcanlı Kaymaz and Buket Kosova


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15. Salinomycin-Induced Apoptosis in Human Prostate Cancer Cells

By Hak-Jong Choi, Kwang-Youn Kim, Sun-Nyoung Yu, Sang-Hun Kim, Sung-Sik Chun, Hak-Sun Yu, Yeong-Min Park and Soon-Cheol Ahn


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16. Natural Compounds, Antioxidant and Antiandrogens in the Prevention of Prostate Cancer: In vivo Evidences from Murine Models and Human Clinical Studies

By Rossano Lattanzio, Alessia Lamolinara, Mauro Piantelli and Manuela Iezzi


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17. Prostate Cancer, Inflammation and Antioxidants

By Marika Crohns, Tuomas Westermarck and Faik Atroshi


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18. Inflammatory Microenvironment in Prostate Carcinogenesis

By Geraldine Gueron, Javier Cotignola and Elba Vazquez


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19. Expression and Function of Stromal Androgen Receptor in Prostate Cancer

By Mandeep Singh, Garrett Daniels, Yirong Li and Pen g Lee


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20. Prostate Cancer Progression to Androgen Independent Disease: The Role of the PI3K/AKT Pathway

By Jacqueline R Ha, Yu Hao D Huang, Amit Persad and Sujata Persad


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21. Non-Androgen Regulated Transcription Factors as Novel Potential Targets for Prostate Cancer Therapy

By J. Nathan Davis, Adam H. Greer, Thomas Yong and Shari Meyers


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22. Trithorax Genes in Prostate Cancer

By Pier-Luc Clermont, Francesco Crea and Cheryl D. Helgason


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23. The Function of YY1 and Its Oncogenic Role in Prostate Cancer

By Daniel B. Stovall and Guangchao Sui


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24. The Role of PARP Activation in Prostate Cancer

By Luis A. Espinoza


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25. Integrins in Prostate Cancer Invasion and Metastasis

By Paulynn Chin Suyin, Joanne Louise Dickinson and Adele Frances Holloway


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26. The Role of E-Cadherin-Catenin Complex in Prostate Cancer Progression

By Anuradha K. Murali and James S. Norris


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