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DNA Repair in Cancer Therapy. Molecular Targets and Clinical Applications

ISBN/ASIN: 9780123849991 | 2011 | English | pdf | 324/324 pages | 9.37 Mb
Publisher: Academic Press | Author: Mark R. Kelley (Eds.)

''This volume, orchestrated by Mark R. Kelley from Indiana University, offers 14 chapters by acknowledged experts that address the particular relationship between DNA repair and cancer. The content of the book is considerably broadened and enhanced by addressing topics such as the possible use of alterations in DNA as predictive biomarkers and the role of DNA damage and its repair in neurotoxicity associated with cancer therapy. Kelley appropriately concludes the volume with a thoughtful exploration of future directions in the use of inhibitors of the DNA damage response.'' — Errol C. Friedberg, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, TX, USA''DNA Repair in Cancer Therapyis an excellent primer for the cancer researcher interested in learning about the role of DNA repair in malignancy. Its chapters are accessible to the generalist yet offer a depth of discussion which is both comprehensive and detailed. This book should serve as an excellent entry to a complex field and a useful resource to all those seeking an in-depth review of this rapidly evolving area of drug discovery and development.''–Homer L. Pearce, Ph.D., Eli Lilly and Co. (retired)''DNA Repair in Cancer Therapy provides the reader with a primer-level introduction to the six major DNA repair pathways, their interrelationships, their connectivity and regulation by other cellular operational systems, as well as their impact in shaping the development of effective cancer therapies. Chapters are well-written, detailed and up-to-date. The challenges that face new anticancer drug development based on DNA repair targets are clearly laid out and succinctly discussed with an emphasis on particular directions that are likely to result in success. The enormous complexities that have to be considered for this undertaking are placed into an understandable context and dealt with in a logical and clear fashion. The landscape of opportunity in this area is vast and challenging but has the potential to produce results that will make a real difference in patient responses to radio- and chemotherapy. This book should be of great interest and value to a variety of readers, including basic, translational and clinical scientists as well as individuals in the pharmaceutical and technology development industries.''– Paul W. Doetsch, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry, Radiation Oncology, and Hematology & Medical Oncology, Distinguished Chair of Cancer Research, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA

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