Steven M. Frisch, Ph.D., Professor in the Biochemistry Department and WVU Cancer Institute at WVU School of Medicine, is the Editor of a new textbook called "Anoikis: How the extracellular matrix regulates life-or-death decisions" (Springer Publications, London).
Dr. Frisch discovered and named Anoikis. Anoikis (pronounced an-oh-EE-kis) is the apoptotic (suicidal) death of cells that are released from their normal attachment sites by the billions per minute. The body depends upon anoikis to prevent the inappropriate re-attachment and growth of these cells, which would promote cancer metastasis.
The book will be available online at Amazon soon.