The Biology of Cancer / Edition 2

The Biology of Cancer / Edition 2

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by Robert A. Weinberg
     
 

Thoroughly updated and incorporating the most important advances in the fast-growing field of cancer biology, The Biology of Cancer, Second Edition, maintains all of its hallmark features admired by students, instructors, researchers, and clinicians around the world.

The Biology of Cancer is a textbook for students studying the molecular and

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Thoroughly updated and incorporating the most important advances in the fast-growing field of cancer biology, The Biology of Cancer, Second Edition, maintains all of its hallmark features admired by students, instructors, researchers, and clinicians around the world.

The Biology of Cancer is a textbook for students studying the molecular and cellular bases of cancer at the undergraduate, graduate, and medical school levels. The principles of cancer biology are presented in an organized, cogent, and in-depth manner. The clarity of writing, supported by an extensive full-color art program and numerous pedagogical features, makes the book accessible and engaging. The information unfolds through the presentation of key experiments that give readers a sense of discovery and provide insights into the conceptual foundation underlying modern cancer biology.

The new Second Edition has been comprehensively revised and updated to include major advances in cancer biology over the past six years. Updates include current information on:

  • The tumor microenvironment
  • Metastatic dissemination
  • Tumor immunology
  • Cancer stem cells
  • The epithelial-mesenchymal transition
  • Multi-step tumorigenesis
  • Invasion and metastasis
  • Mutation of cancer cell genomes
  • Greatly expanded treatment of traditional therapy
  • Epigenetic contributions
  • MicroRNA involvement
  • The Warburg effect

Besides its value as a textbook, The Biology of Cancer is a useful reference for individuals working in biomedical laboratories and for clinical professionals.

Every copy of the book comes with an updated "Pathways in Human Cancer" poster and a DVD-ROM containing the book’s art program, a greatly expanded selection of movies, audio file mini-lectures, Supplementary Sidebars, and a Media Guide.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815342205
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/24/2013
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
960
Sales rank:
150,699
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.20(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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