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Description - The Biology of Cancer 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 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780815345282
ISBN-10: 0815345283
Format: Paperback / softback
(279mm x 216mm x mm)
Pages: 960
Imprint: Garland Publishing Inc
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 2-Jun-2014
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Robert A. Weinberg

Dr. Robert A. Weinberg is a founding member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. He is the Daniel K. Ludwig Professor for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society Research Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr. Weinberg is an internationally recognized authority on the genetic basis of human cancer and was awarded the U.S. National Medal of Science by President Clinton in 1997.

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