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Prostate Cancer
  • Authored by: Scott D. Cramer, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Deadly Diseases and Epidemics
  • Trim Size: 6 x 9
  • ISBN-10: 0791089355
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-8935-4
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $34.95
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 01/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 616
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 136

Summary

Prostate cancer occurs when a malignant tumor forms in the tissue of the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system. One of the most common types of cancer among American men, this disease especially affects males older than age 65. The cancer can be treated effectively, especially when it has not yet spread beyond the prostate gland. This book provides a comprehensive look at this dangerous disease with insights on prevention, recognition, and treatment.

Specifications

Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Charts. Diagrams. Further reading. References. Glossary. Resources. Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

Scott D. Cramer, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Cancer Biology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He is currently researching the molecular dissection of signaling pathways in prostatic cells, the identification of prostate progenitor or stem cells, and epithelial-stromal interactions in normal and abnormal ductal morphogenesis.

Foreword by David Heymann, World Health Organization

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