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Cancer : a very short introduction

Author: Nicholas James
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Very short introductions, 267.
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From the publisher. Every year around 10 million people are diagnosed with cancer, around 80% of whom are destined to die from the disease, accounting for 1 in 6 of all deaths worldwide. And while research into cancer is bringing huge improvements in the range of options available to cancer patients, these new therapies bring with them massive challenges for healthcare systems struggling to find the huge sums of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas James
ISBN: 9780199560233 0199560234
OCLC Number: 679931053
Description: xiv, 137 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.
Contents: The size of the cancer problem --
How does cancer develop --
How is cancer treated --
Cancer research --
The costs of cancer care --
Alternative and complementary approaches to cancer care --
The future shape of cancer care.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 267.
Responsibility: Nicholas James.
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Cancer is a problem that touches virtually everyone either directly or indirectly. As one of the biggest killers in the Western world it is feared by many people. In this Very Short Introduction,  Read more...

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CITATION: James, N. (2011). Cancer: a very short introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Reviewer: Dr W. P. Palmer.

The series of books published by Oxford University Press are short, well...
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