This volume gives the latest developments in on the mechanisms of cancer cell resistance to apoptotic stimuli, which eventually result in cancer progression and metastasis. One of the main challenges in cancer research is to develop new therapies to combat resistant tumors. The development of new effective therapies will be dependent on delineating the biochemical, molecular, and genetic mechanisms that regulate tumor cell resistance to cytotoxic drug-induced apoptosis. These mechanisms should reveal gene products that directly regulate resistance in order to develop new drugs that target these resistance factors and such new drugs may either be selective or common to various cancers. If successful, new drugs may not be toxic and may be used effectively in combination with subtoxic conventional drugs to achieve synergy and to reverse tumor cell resistance. The research developments presented in this book can be translated to produce better clinical responses to resistant tumors.
Springer New York; July 2013
- ISBN 9781461470700
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- Title: Molecular Mechanisms of Tumor Cell Resistance to Chemotherapy
- Author: Benjamin Bonavida (ed.)
About The Author
Dr. Benjamin Bonavida is a professor at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine for the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics. His other appointments include being a member of the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program, Member of the National Cancer Institute's SPORE Program, member of the International Scientific Advisory Board of the Israel Cancer Research Foundation, to name a few. He's currently a scientific reviewer for several journals and a member of editorial boards including Journal of Clinical Immunology, International Journal of Oncology, and Cancer Biotherapy & Radiopharmaceuticals. In his career, he's published over 450 papers and reviews, and he's also edited two books with Springer in the past. For more information, please see the CV attached herewith.