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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Mala Shanmugam, PhD. (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This is a refreshing, comprehensive analysis of the importance of investigating cancer metabolism. The author aptly suggests through citation of pertinent literature how abnormal tumor metabolism may indeed be the driver of genomic instability and tumor progression.
Purpose: The purpose is to underscore and re-engage interest in the investigation of abnormal tumor cell metabolism as the basis of cancer evolution and progression. The book is indeed relevant, given the current resurgence of interest in this area.
Audience: Any biologist with a high school background on would find this informative.
Features: The author provides a basic overview of the state of cancer research, how abnormalites in cancer metabolism were discovered close to 100 years ago, how research is currently centered on investigating the genomic basis of cancer, and how we need to refocus our investigations into cancer metabolism to conquer cancer.
Assessment: This book offers a refreshing perspective for anyone wanting to get a comprehensive background on the newer emerging interest in targeting cancer metabolism for therapy.