Renal Cell Carcinoma

1st Edition

Eric A. Klein

CRC Press
Published April 23, 1993
Reference - 368 Pages
ISBN 9780824790332 - CAT# DK4852

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Summary

This reference brings together all aspects of renal cell carcinoma, and provides a basis for understanding the disease's origin, progression and responses to immunotherapy.;Examining the current status of cytokine, cell-based and chemotherapeutic methods of treatment, this book: discusses the clinical presentation of advanced renal carcinoma and its therapeutic challenges; reviews prognostic factors and the management of renal cell carcinoma occurring with von Hippel-Landau syndrome; summarizes efforts to identify the tumour suppressor gene deleted from chromosome 3 in most renal cell carcinomas; explicates the role of oncogenes in the progression of renal cell cancer and the molecular correlates of responses to interferon-alpha treatment; details the latest laboratory efforts to establish gene therapy for tumour treatment by transfection of cytokine genes in murine model systems; focuses on biologic response modifier therapy in humans, including cell-mediated immune responses and adoptive immunotherapy; presents preclinical and clinical studies of interleukin-2 alone, in combination with othe cytokines, and with chemothrapeutic agents; and addresses studies on the tumour necrosis factor and low- and high-dose interferon-alpha.

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