About the book
Worldwide, breast cancer is the most frequent invasive cancer among women, impacting over two million women each year, and also causes the maximum number of cancer-related deaths among women. The incidence of breast cancer varies greatly around the world. While breast cancer rates are higher among women in more developed regions, rates are increasing in nearly every region globally. Researchers and clinicians around the world are working to find better ways to prevent, detect, and treat breast cancer, and to improve the quality of life of patients and survivors. In recent years, there is substantial amount of development in the area of breast cancer research and its clinical applications, for instance breast cancer biology and genomics; epidemiology and prevention; early detection and screening; as well as diagnosis and treatment. In addition, since the advent of various emerging technologies, such as stem cell technology, genome editing technology, bionanotechnology, as well as tissue engineering and regenerative medicine-and the knowledge gained from such studies not only enhanced our understanding of breast cancer but also produced novel insights that could lead to the development and deployment of newer clinical/therapeutic interventions.
Therefore, the purpose of this book is to consolidate the recent advances in area of breast cancer biology/therapeutics covering a broad-spectrum of interrelated topics in a timely fashion, and to disseminate that knowledge in a comprehensible way to a great scientific and clinical audience.