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Cancer of the esophagus : approaches to the etiology

Author: Valda M Craddock
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Series: Cambridge monographs on cancer research.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book deals briefly with the normal structure, functioning and biochemistry of the esophagus and with the histological and genetic changes accompanying the development of esophageal cancer in humans and animals. Factors implicated in causing esophageal cancer are described in relation to its very dramatic epidemiology. Thus dietary deficiencies and consumption of foods contaminated by Fusaria mycotoxins are  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Valda M Craddock
ISBN: 052137393X 9780521373937 9780511759925 0511759924
OCLC Number: 27036245
Description: xiv, 282 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: the problem, incidence, etiology. A working hypothesis; 2. Biology of the esophagus; 3. Esophageal carcinogenesis; 4. Epidemiology; 5. Chemicals carcinogenic for the esophagus: the nitrosamines; 6. Alcoholic beverages and tobacco; 7. Plant products: phenolics, tannins, tea; 8. Plant products: opium, silica, bracken, dihydrosafrole; 9. Molds and mycotoxins; 10. Dietry deficiencies: micronutrients, fresh plant food and protective factors; 11. Possible mechanisms involved in carcinogenesis.
Series Title: Cambridge monographs on cancer research.
Responsibility: Valda M. Craddock.
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The book deals briefly with the normal structure, functioning and biochemistry of the esophagus and with the histological and genetic changes accompanying the development of esophageal cancer in  Read more...

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