Chapter 8. The Molecular Biology of Prostate Cancer

  1. Jonathan Waxman BSc, MD, MBBS, FRCP
  1. J.J. Waxman

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757147.ch8

Treatment Options in Urological Cancer

Treatment Options in Urological Cancer

How to Cite

Waxman, J.J. (2002) The Molecular Biology of Prostate Cancer, in Treatment Options in Urological Cancer (ed J. Waxman), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757147.ch8

Editor Information

  1. Department of Cancer Medicine, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632055890

Online ISBN: 9780470757147

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Keywords:

  • prostate cancer;
  • molecular biology;
  • oncogenes;
  • tumour-suppressor genes;
  • androgen receptor

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Epidemiology of prostate cancer

  • Oncogenes

  • Tumour-suppressor genes (TSGs)

  • Retinoblastoma (Rb)

  • The androgen receptor

  • Tumour-environment interaction

  • Other cellular-matrix interactions

  • Conclusion