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Betrayed by nature : the war on cancer

Author: Robin Hesketh
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive history of the medical advances in the battle against cancer provides a tour of human biology to explain what happens to the body when the disease develops, and discusses the science behind current treatments.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Hesketh
ISBN: 9780230338487 0230338488
OCLC Number: 745979636
Description: x, 255 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: A short stroll through the history of cancer --
Counting cancers and comparing causes --
A bit of dogma: atoms, molecules, genes, and proteins --
What is a cell? --
"Cancer genes": what are they? --
A case of corruption --
Tumors: what are they? --
Let's sequence your DNA --
Where are we? Where are we going?
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Despite the medical advances of the last century, the science behind cancer and its treatment remains a mystery to many people. In Betrayed by Nature, Robin Hesketh provides a concise and  Read more...

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