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Environmental Factors and Disease: Stress and Cancer

Handbook of Physiology, The Endocrine System, Coping with the Environment: Neural and Endocrine Mechanisms

  1. Melissa K. Demetrikopoulos1,
  2. Jay M. Weiss2,
  3. Ronald H. Goldfarb3

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp070422

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Demetrikopoulos, M. K., Weiss, J. M. and Goldfarb, R. H. 2011. Environmental Factors and Disease: Stress and Cancer. Comprehensive Physiology. 497–514.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Biology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia

  2. 2

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia

  3. 3

    Department of Molecular Biology and Immunology, University of North Texas, Health Science Center at Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Stress-Induced Changes in Tumor Progression in Nonhuman Subjects
    • 1.1
      Effect of Physical Stressors on Tumor Progression
    • 1.2
      Effect of Psychological Stressors on Tumor Progression
    • 1.3
      Summary
  • 2
    Effects of Manipulations of the Micro-Environment on Stress-Induced Changes in Tumor Progression
    • 2.1
      Psychiatric–Pharmacological Manipulations
    • 2.2
      Hormonal Manipulations
    • 2.3
      Neurochemical Manipulations
    • 2.4
      Other Influences on Stress-Induced Tumor Progression
    • 2.5
      Summary
  • 3
    Psychological Effects on Tumors in Human Subjects
  • 4
    Conclusion