The Biology of Cancer / Edition 1

The Biology of Cancer / Edition 1

by Robert A. Weinberg, R. Weinberg
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0815340788

ISBN-13: 9780815340782

Pub. Date: 05/01/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Biology of Cancer is a new textbook for undergraduate and graduate biology students as well as medical students studying the molecular and cellular bases of cancer. The book presents the principles of cancer biology in an organized, cogent, and in-depth manner. The clarity of writing and the lucid full-color art program make the book accessible and engaging. The

Overview

The Biology of Cancer is a new textbook for undergraduate and graduate biology students as well as medical students studying the molecular and cellular bases of cancer. The book presents the principles of cancer biology in an organized, cogent, and in-depth manner. The clarity of writing and the lucid full-color art program make the book accessible and engaging. The information unfolds through the presentation of key experiments, which give readers a sense of discovery, and provide insights into the conceptual foundation underlying modern cancer biology. A CD-ROM packaged with the book contains figures from the book, additional sidebars from the text, movies, and audio files of mini-lectures.

Besides its value as a textbook, The Biology of Cancer will be a useful reference for individuals working in biomedical laboratories and for clinicians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815340782
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/01/2006
Pages:
864
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: The Biology and Genetics of Cells and Organisms
Chapter 2: The Nature of Cancer
Chapter 3: Tumor Viruses
Chapter 4: Cellular Oncogenes
Chapter 5: Growth Factors and Their Receptors
Chapter 6: Cytoplasmic Signaling Circuitry Programs Many of the Traits of Cancer
Chapter 7: Tumor Suppressor Genes
Chapter 8: pRb and Control of the Cell Cycle Clock
Chapter 9: p53 and Apoptosis: Master Guardian and Executioner
Chapter 10: Eternal Life: Cell Immortalization and Tumorigenesis
Chapter 11: Multistep Tumorigenesis
Chapter 12: Maintenance of Genomic Integrity and the Development ofCancer
Chapter 13: Dialogue Replaces Monologue: Heterotypic Interactions and the Biology of Angiogenesis
Chapter 14: Moving Out: Invasion and Metastasis
Chapter 15: Crowd Control: Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy
Chapter 16: The Rational Treatment of Cancer
Glossary
Abbreviations/Acronyms

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