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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Chonghui Cheng, MD PhD(Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This book describes contemporary cancer biology in an organized, clear fashion. The previous edition was published in 2007.
Purpose: It is designed to provide a framework of conceptual cancer biology. The book fulfills its purpose and is, indeed, a must-read for students of cancer biology.
Audience: Written for the next generation of cancer researchers, the book also is a great resource for faculty who wish to move their research directions to cancer biology. The author is an internationally renowned cancer biologist.
Features: This book covers many aspects of cancer biology, from the discovery of oncogenes to cancer initiation, metastasis, and treatment. This book provides up-to-date information on cancer research in an easy-to-follow and in-depth manner.
Assessment: This is a high quality book for the next generation of cancer biologists. It includes updated information and concepts in cancer research that justify replacing the previous edition.