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Diabetes and Cancer

Epidemiological Evidence and Molecular Links

Editor(s): Masur K. (Witten) 
Thévenod F. (Witten) 
Zänker K.S. (Witten) 

Status: available   
Publication year: 2008
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This book belongs to
Frontiers in Diabetes , Vol. 19
Editor(s): Porta M. (Turin) 
VIII + 148 p., 17 fig., 11 in color, 2 tab., hard cover, 2008
Status: available   
ISSN: 0251-5342
e-ISSN: 1662-2995

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'Diabetes and Cancer: Epidemiological evidence and molecular links brings together the collective wisdom of a distinguished group of authors, guaranteeing that this book reports on the forefront of experimental and clinical research into diabetes, cancer and their interconnections. It should be of interest and encouragement to medical scientists and clinicians facing the biggest medical challenge of the 21st Century: to combat the highest predicted mortality diseases – cancer, diabetes and hypertension.
The chapter format is that of a scientific paper, with helpful figures and each chapter is thoroughly referenced. That it is not as easy to read as some texts, is more than compensated for by the content. I recommend this volume to researchers in the field of metabolic syndrome and to those interested in lifestyle medicine. The connection between nutritional inadequacy and diabetes and cancer is emphasised providing valuable interventional options to the attention of dieticians and nutritional researchers. Multidisciplinary researchers will also appreciate reflecting on the different aspects of the two linked diseases and that the only possible chance of finding an early curative therapy is by combining the approaches of specialists across different fields.'
Dr. Bevan Hokin (Director of Pathology), and
Dr. Fay Chambers (Pathologist), Sydney Adventist Hospital, Wahroonga, New South Wales
in Australian Journal of Medical Science 31/1/Feb. 2010
The first book to highlight the tight links between these two chronic diseases
The interdisciplinary work revealing varied roles in biological processes of chronic diseases has led to a new field of research concerning common molecular and clinical features of chronic diseases. Epidemiological literature suggests an association between the history of metabolic syndrome/diabetes mellitus type 2 and the risk of developing a variety of cancers.
This book, at the forefront of experimental and clinical research, is the first to highlight the common molecular links between these two diseases. These tight links indicate a complex interdependency between both diseases on a cellular and hormonal basis, which is influenced by a variety of aspects (e.g. nutritional, social and neuro-immunological factors). Special attention has been given to the fundamental role of the switch from oxidative phosphorylation to glycolysis of cancer cells - the Warburg effect.
Offering insights into the interdisciplinary approaches of tomorrow, this publication will encourage endocrinologists, oncologists, diabetologists, general practitioners, diabetic nurses and students of life sciences working separately on various aspects of diabetes and cancer to come together and combine therapies and strategies.