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Author McKinnell, Robert Gilmore.

Title The biological basis of cancer / Robert G. McKinnell ... [and others]
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998


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 MELB  616.994 Mck/Bbo  AVAILABLE
Description xix, 378 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents Introduction: Letters illustrating clinical aspects of cancer / G. Barry Pierce -- 1. The pathology of cancer / G. Barry Pierce -- 2. Metastasis / Robert G. McKinnell -- 3. Carcinogenesis / Alan O. Perantoni -- 4. Cancer genetics / Robert G. McKinnell -- 5. Cancer-associated genes / Alan O. Perantoni -- 6. Cancer in nonhuman organisms / Robert G. McKinnell -- 7. Epidemiology / Robert G. McKinnell -- 8. Cancer treatment / Ralph E. Parchment -- 9. Biotherapy / Ralph E. Parchment -- App. Description of selected tumors / G. Barry Pierce
Summary The text is designed to be used for an undergraduate course on cancer. It covers everything from the molecular to the clinical aspects of the subject, with a lengthy bibliography designed to assist newcomers with the cancer literature. An introduction acquaints students with the biological principles of cancer and the human dimensions of the disease by considering genuine cases of cancer in fictionalized letters. Other chapters discuss cancer pathology, metastasis, carcinogenesis, genetics, oncogenes and tumor suppressors, epidemiology, and the biological basis of cancer treatment. A glossary of cancer-related terms is included. Upper-division undergraduates with a background in freshman biology and chemistry, as well as beginning graduate students, will find this a most useful text
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-372) and index
Subject Cancer cells.
Molecular Biology.
Molecular Biology.
Author McKinnell, Robert Gilmore.
LC no. 97042369
ISBN 0521592984 (hb)
0521596955 (pb)