Dietary Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Cancer

  • Gabriella Calviello
  • Simona Serini

Part of the Diet and Cancer book series (DICA, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Possible Mechanisms of ω-3 PUFA Anti-tumour Action

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael B. Sawyer, Catherine J. Field
      Pages 3-38
  3. ω-3 PUFAs and Colon Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Simona Serini, Elisabetta Piccioni, Gabriella Calviello
      Pages 67-89
  4. ω-3 PUFAs and Hormone-Related Cancers (Breast and Prostate)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Paul D. Terry, Pamela J. Mink
      Pages 93-107
    3. Isabelle M. Berquin, Iris J. Edwards, Joseph T. O’Flaherty, Yong Q. Chen
      Pages 149-166
    4. Iris J. Edwards, Isabelle M. Berquin, Yong Q. Chen, Joseph T. O’Flaherty
      Pages 167-188
  5. ω-3 PUFAs and Other Cancers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Kyu Lim, Tong Wu
      Pages 191-217
    3. Michael J. Tisdale
      Pages 231-246
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 247-248

About this book


Dietary Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Cancer provides all the latest information on the possible benefits of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) against a wide series of cancers.

Several influential scientists in this field have contributed to make this book an unique one amongst the others published so far in this field. The chapters give detailed information about the results obtained in this field through experimental studies conducted on both animals and cultured cells, as well as through human intervention trials and epidemiological observational studies. This book represents an important tool for researchers working in nutrition and oncology, since it collects all the knowledge about omega-3 PUFAs and cancer, even the most recent, in a single publication. For the first time controversies among the different studies are also covered with great details in this book.

The book makes physicians able to clearly understand on a scientific basis if their oncologic patients or patients at risk of cancer could actually benefit from a diet enriched in omega-3 PUFAs or from a dietary supplementation with these fatty acids. The book represents also a good resource for ordinary individuals as well as cancer patients to learn more about omega-3 PUFAs and understand how these dietary components may effect cancer growth.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gabriella Calviello
    • 1
  • Simona Serini
    • 2
  1. 1.Istituto di Patologia GeneraleUniversità Cattolica Sacro Cuore - RomaRomaItaly
  2. 2.Istituto di Patologia GeneraleUniversità Cattolica Sacro Cuore - RomaRomaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-3578-3
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-3579-0
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