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The Biological Basis of Cancer

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: August 2006
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print September 2015
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521606332

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  • After introducing students to the basic biological principles of cancer, this new updated edition of an established textbook progresses to the human dimensions of the disease by considering actual cases of cancer. Other chapters discuss cancer pathology, metastasis, carcinogenesis, genetics, oncogenes and tumor suppressors, epidemiology, and the biological basis of cancer treatment. Also included are an appendix with descriptions of common forms of cancer and a glossary. First Edition Pb (1998): 0-521-59695-5

    • Written specifically for a first course in cancer biology, taking into consideration the backgrounds of students at this level
    • Uniquely covers all aspects of the subject from molecular biology to clinical considerations and the biological basis of treatments
    • Extensively updated to include new techniques, treatments and epidemiological evidence
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "This is a well written and interesting book that many non-specialists will find interesting and educational."

    "Excellent introductory text that can be recommended to both undergraduates and postgraduates in the biological sciences."
    The Times Higher Education Supplement

    " excellent textbook aimed at the undergraduate. It is easy to see how a young biology major taking this course could become interested in cancer research or cancer medicine."
    Paul P. Carbone, Director Emeritus of the University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: August 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521606332
    • length: 494 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 27 mm
    • weight: 1.058kg
    • contains: 140 b/w illus. 8 colour illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print September 2015
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: letters illustrating clinical aspects of cancer G. Barry Pierce
    1. The pathology of cancer G. Barry Pierce
    2. Metastasis Robert G. McKinnell
    3. Carcinogenesis Alan O. Perantoni
    4. Cancer genetics Robert G. McKinnell
    5. Oncogenes and suppressors
    Alan O. Perantoni
    6. Cancer in organisms other than humans Robert G. McKinnell
    7. Epidemiology Robert G. McKinnell
    8. Cancer treatment Ralph E. Parchment
    9. Biological therapy Ralph E. Parchment
    Appendices: A. Description of selected tumors G. Barry Pierce
    B. Glossary Robert G. McKinnell

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Biology of Cancer
    • Cancer Biology
    • Cell Deformation in Immune Response
    • Human Genetics
    • Introduction to Cancer Research and Medicine
    • Molecular Biology of Cancer
    • Oncology
    • Oncology for Pharmicists
    • The Biology of Cancer
    • Topics in Biological Sciences: Cancer Biology
  • Authors

    Robert G. McKinnell, University of Minnesota

    Ralph E. Parchment, Wayne State University

    Alan O. Perantoni, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland

    G. Barry Pierce, University of Colorado Medical Center

    Ivan Damjanov, University of Kansas

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