Hormones, genes, and cancer

Editors: Brian E. Henderson, Bruce Ponder, and Ronald K. Ross.


HendersonBE, PonderB, RossRK, editors. Hormones, genes, and cancer. Oxford,UK: Oxford University Press, 2003. Price: $89.50

The authors have done an outstanding job in putting forth a case for the role of hormones in the causation of endocrine malignancies. The idea of hormones being involved in the initiation of tumors has been around for a few years, but with very little supportive data. The authors have managed to gather not only their data, but those of others as well, and weave a plausible case for such a role.