Cancer

Cancer : Basic Science and Clinical Aspects

By (author) Craig A. Almeida , By (author) Sheila A. Barry

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"...Useful background information is displayed in blue boxes, and good use is made of numerous tables and diagrams...a useful book for the undergraduate medical or allied health professional..." -Oncology News, May/June 2010 This forward looking cancer biology book appeals to a wide ranging audience. Introductory chapters that provide the molecular, cellular, and genetic information needed to comprehend the material of the subsequent chapters bring unprepared students up to speed for the rest of the book and serve as a useful refresher for those with previous biology background. The second set of chapters focuses on the main cancers in terms of risk factors, diagnostic and treatment methods and relevant current research. The final section encompasses the immune system's role in the prevention and development of cancer and the impact that the Human Genome Project will have on future approaches to cancer care. While best suited to non-majors cancer biology courses, the depth provided satisfies courses that combine both majors and non-majors. Also, and deliberately, the authors have incorporated relevant information on diagnosis and treatment options that lend appeal to the lay reader.

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  • Paperback | 424 pages
  • 168 x 242 x 24mm | 898.11g
  • 26 Jan 2010
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chicester
  • English
  • 1405156066
  • 9781405156066
  • 900,969

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Sheila Barry and Craig Almeida have taught the cancer biology course at Stonehill College to both majors and non-majors for several years. Discouraged by the lack of accessible and current texts, they decided to write their own.

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"In summary, this is a useful book for the undergraduate medical or allied professions." ( Oncology News , June 2010) "The style of writing is very clear. Questions are posed to the reader promoting thought and greater understanding of the text. Useful information is displayed in blue boxes and good use is made of numerous tables and diagrams." Dr Karin Baria, Onocology News, 2010

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While intended primarily for non-majors, this forward looking cancer biology book will appeal to a wide ranging audience. Introductory chapters that provide the molecular, cellular, and genetic information needed to comprehend the material of the subsequent chapters will bring unprepared students up to speed for the rest of the book and will serve as a useful refresher for those with previous biology background. The second set of chapters will focus on the main cancers in terms of risk factors, diagnostic and treatment methods and relevant current research. The final section will encompass the immune system's role in the prevention and development of cancer and the impact that the Human Genome Project will have on future approaches to cancer care. The text is strategically inclusive of pedagogical features that will assist students in both study and comprehension while illustrating real life application of the concepts.

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