Hafiz Shahzad

University of the PunjabPakistan

Dr. Hafiz Naveed Shahzad completed his PhD in 2013 from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), World Health Organization (WHO), France. Currently, he is working as an assistant professor at the School of Biological Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. He is conducting research on multiple aspects of cancer and oncogenic viruses. His research expertise is in microbiology as well as cell and molecular biology. He has published more than a dozen research papers in high-impact factor journals and presented his work at various international conferences across the globe. Moreover, he has been serving as an editorial board member of various journals of international repute.

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Neoplasm refers to an abnormal tissue growth that arises as a consequence of rapid cell proliferation and continues to grow abnormally even after terminating the stimuli that had instigated the change. It lacks partial or complete functional coordination with that of the normal tissues. Neoplasms are classified depending on the degree and type of tissues involved. Carcinogenesis is a multistep process where a plethora of endogenous and exogenous factors turns out genetic and epigenetic modifications, which collectively amend some critical cellular pathways controlling the proliferation, apoptosis, and differentiation. The cells having aberrant modifications are transformed into malignant ones of which the clonal expansion results in the development of cancer. This book provides the reader with a comprehensive overview of various cancer types along with their molecular mechanisms of initiation and progression. It also describes the current knowledge about the state-of-the-art measures being employed in cancer diagnosis and therapeutics. Particular attention is paid to make this book equally useful for students, practitioners, and expert scientists.

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