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Biology of Cancer

Biology of Cancer

Paperback Pearson Special Topics in Biology

By (author) Michael A. Palladino, By (author) Randall W. Phillis, By (author) Steve Goodwin, By (author) Dorothy Lobo

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  • Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company, Subs of Addison Wesley Longman, Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 48 pages
  • Dimensions: 173mm x 254mm x 10mm | 45g
  • Publication date: 2 January 2012
  • Publication City/Country: San Francisco
  • ISBN 10: 0321774922
  • ISBN 13: 9780321774927
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: diagrams, figures
  • Sales rank: 1,003,836

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In this Special Topics in Biology booklet, the causes, growth patterns, and possible treatments of various types of cancers are presented in a clear and concise format. The Second Edition provides updated information on DNA damage and mutations, with new discussions of radiation, environmental toxins and chemicals that can lead to cancer, and a new section that explores the role of viral infections in causing cancer. To provide you with a broader foundation for understanding current research, new co-author Dorothy Lobo has also added material on the properties of cancer and its treatments, including aneuploidy, cancer stem cells, failure of immunosurveillance, and epigenetics.

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I. IntroductionII. Understanding cell division-the cell cycleIII. Where do cancer cells come from?IV. What causes cancer?V. Cancer treatments