Kathryn Tonissen

Griffith University Australia

Associate Professor Kathryn Tonissen received her Bachelor of Science with Honours (B.Sc. Hons) degree in 1986 from the University of Adelaide, South Australia. She completed her PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Adelaide in 1991, followed by postdoctoral training at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. She is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Biomolecular and Physical Sciences at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia and a member of the Eskitis Institute for Cell and Molecular Therapies, also based at Griffith University. Her research is focussed on the cellular and molecular aspects of redox control, with a particular emphasis on cancer research and she has published more than 30 papers in international journals.

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Carcinogenesis covers molecular, biochemical and cellular processes that underpin this field. The complex nature of cancer means that a broad understanding of these processes is advantageous when designing novel preventative, therapeutic or diagnostic strategies. This book commences with chapters discussing cancer predisposition and pre-cancerous lesions. Factors that initiate or progress cancer development, including viral, hormonal, oncogenic and biochemical stimuli are then described, as are interactions with the cancer extracellular environment. Animal models are particularly useful for evaluating therapeutic or chemopreventive agents and examples are presented. Finally, natural products that ether prevent or treat cancer are described. Together these topics will provide the reader with examples of the latest cutting edge research and discoveries, with the goal of stimulating further advances.

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