Male Reproductive Cancers: Epidemiology, Pathology and Genetics Introduction - Kathleen A. Cooney, MD and William D. Foulkes MB PhD A) Epidemiology 1.0 THE EPIDEMIOLOGY OF PROSTATE CANCER - Graham Giles, BSc, MSc, PhD INTRODUCTION Prostate structure and function Aspects of prostate pathology relevant to cancer epidemiology Prostate cancer diagnosis, screening and treatment 1.2 DESCRIPTIVE EPIDEMIOLOGY 1.3 THE EPIDEMIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION OF CAUSES 1.3.1 Environmental factors not associated with prostate cancer 1.3.2 Environmental factors possibly associated with prostate cancer 18.104.22.168 Soy, other legumes and phytoestrogens 22.214.171.124 Cruciferous (Brassica) vegetables 126.96.36.199 Carotenoids, tocopherols and other vitamins 188.8.131.52 Animal based foods, fats and related exposures 184.108.40.206 Dairy foods, calcium and vitamin D 220.127.116.11 Trace elements and vitamin supplements 18.104.22.168 Dietary patterns 22.214.171.124 Energy balance, obesity and physical activity 126.96.36.199 Sexual behaviours and infections 1.3.3 Host factors possibly associated with prostate cancer 188.8.131.52 Sex steroid hormones 184.108.40.206 The IGF axis and growth factors 220.127.116.11 Inflammation 18.104.22.168 Family history and genetics 1.4 CONCLUSION 1.5 REFERENCES THE EPIDEMIOLOGY OF TESTICULAR CANCER - Katherine A. McGlynn, PhD, MPH and Michael B. Cook, PhD INTRODUCTION HISTOLOGY AND PRECURSOR LESIONS INCIDENCE AND MORTALITY Incidence - Age patterns Incidence - Racial and geographicpatterns Mortality Migrant patterns 2.4 ASSOCIATED MEDICAL CONDITIONS 2.4.1 Cryptorchism 2.4.2 Subfertility 2.4.3 Microlithiasis 2.5 PRENATAL RISK FACTORS 2.5.1 Birth weight and gestational age 2.5.2 Maternal age 2.5.3 Maternal parity, birth order, sibship size 2.5.4 Maternal smoking 2.5.5 Other perinatal factors 2.6 MATERNAL ENDOGENOUS HORMONES 2.7 MATERNAL EXOGENOUS HORMONES 2.8 ENDOCRINE DISRUPTION CHEMICALS 2.9 POSTNATAL RISK FACTORS 2.9.1 Anthropometry 2.9.2 Age at puberty 2.9.3 Nutrition 2.9.4 Endogenous hormones in men 2.9.5 Physical activity 2.9.6 Socioeconomic status and urban/rural residence 2.9.7 Occupation 2.9.8 Viruses 2.9.9 Other factors 2.10 HISTOLOGIC DIFFERENCES IN RISK FACTORS 2.11 FAMILY AND TWIN STUDIES 2.12 CANCER RISKS AMONG TESTICULAR CANCER SURVIVORS 2.13 CONCLUSION 2.14 REFERENCES B) Pathology 3.0 PROSTATE CANCER, A PATHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE - Louis R. Bégin, MD and Tarek A. Bismar, MD 3.1 INTRODUCTION 3.2 MICROANATOMY AND HISTOLOGY AS RELATED TO NEOPLASIA 3.3 GROSS FEATURES 3.4 MICROSCOPIC AND DIAGNOSTIC FEATURES 3.5 IMMUNOPHENOTYPE 3.6 GLEASON HISTOLOGICAL GRADING SYSTEM 3.7 PATHOLOGICAL PROGNOSTIC DETERMINANTS OTHER THAN GRADING 3.8 MODE OF TUMOR SPREADING 3.9 IATROGENIC HISTOLOGICAL CHANGES RESULTING FROM THERAPY 3.9.1 Radiation therapy effect 3.9.2 Androgen deprivation therapy effect 3.10 PUTATIVE PRECURSOR LESIONS OF PROSTATIC ADENOCARCINOMA 3.10.1 Prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia 3.10.2 Atypical adenomatoous hyperplasia 3.10.3 Glandular atrophy 3.11 ATYPICAL SMALL ACINAR
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This book proposes cover the latest findings in the genetics of male reproductive cancers; specifically cancers of the prostate and testes. The volume will cover the epidemiology of these cancers; model systems, pathology, molecular genetics, and inherited susceptibility.
Covers the latest findings in the genetics of male reproductive cancers; specifically cancers of the prostate and testes
Will cover the epidemiology of these cancers; model systems, pathology, molecular genetics, and inherited susceptibility