The Biological Basis of Cancer



Core text for cancer biology courses, covering everything from molecular biology to clinical aspects.This book, designed to be used for an undergraduate course on cancer biology, is aimed at upper division undergraduates with a background in freshman biology, as well as beginning graduate students. An introduction acquaints students with the biological principles of cancer, and the human dimensions of the disease by considering genuine 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.This book, designed to be used for an undergraduate course on cancer biology, is aimed at upper division undergraduates with a background in freshman biology, as well as beginning graduate students. An introduction acquaints students with the biological principles of cancer, and the human dimensions of the disease by considering genuine 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.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): 0-521-59695-5Preface; Introduction: letters illustrating clinical aspects of cancer G. Barry Pierce; 1. The pathology of cancer G. Barry Pierce; 2. Metastasis Ro@OŒÌÌÌÌÍ ¾Û€

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