Cancer Biology

Cancer Biology

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Cancer Biology is a thorough yet concise account of the basic cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in cancer cell behaviour, covering the transformation of normal into malignant cells; the invasiveness of cancer cells into host tissues; and the metastatic spread of cancer cells in the host organism. The third edition includes completely new chapters on genetic alterations in cancer cells, tumour suppressor genes, transcriptional regulation, growth factors, and signal transductions mechanisms, cell cycle regulation and apoptosis, gene-targeted therapy for cancer, and cancer prevention.show more

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  • Paperback | 534 pages
  • 185.42 x 259.08 x 30.48mm | 1,111.3g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • numerous black and white photographs, line drawings and tables
  • 0195096916
  • 9780195096910

Table of contents

1. Characteristics of human cancer; 2. The epidemiology of human cancer; 3. Genetic alterations in cancer cells; 4. Phenotypic characteristics of cancer cells; 5. Alteration of cellular differentiation in cancer; 6. Causes of cancer; 7. Oncogens; 8. Tumor suppressor genes; 9. Growth factors and signal transductions mechanisms; 10. Cell cycle regulation and apoptosis; 11. Biology of tumor metastasis; 12. Host-tumor interactions: Tumor effects on the host; TUMOR IMMUNOLOGY: IMMUNOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF CANCER; 14. Gene-targeted therapy for cancer; 15. Cancer preventionshow more

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From reviews of previous editions: "Highly recommended for readers who wish to spend several hours with a well-written, well-selected, effectively illustrated, and well-integrated overview of the sciences that join to make up the field of tumor biology." --New England Journal of Medicine"I can think of no better introduction for a graduate student to contemporary cancer research, especially at the cellular level." --The Times Higher Education Supplement From reviews of previous editions: "Highly recommended for readers who wish to spend several hours with a well-written, well-selected, effectively illustrated, and well-integrated overview of the sciences that join to make up the field of tumor biology." --New England Journal of Medicine "I can think of no better introduction for a graduate student to contemporary cancer research, especially at the cellular level." --The Times Higher Education Supplement From reviews of previous editions: "Highly recommended for readers who wish to spend several hours with a well-written, well-selected, effectively illustrated, and well-integrated overview of the sciences that join to make up the field of tumor biology." --New England Journal of Medicine "I can think of no better introduction for a graduate student to contemporary cancer research, especially at the cellular level." --The Times Higher Education Supplement From reviews of previous editions: "Highly recommended for readers who wish to spend several hours with a well-written, well-selected, effectively illustrated, and well-integrated overview of the sciences that join to make up the field of tumor biology." --New England Journal of Medicine"I can think of no better introduction for a graduate student to contemporary cancer research, especially at the cellular level." --The Times Higher Education Supplementshow more

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