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The cancer chronicles : unlocking medicine's deepest mystery

Author: George Johnson
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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New theories question cancer as we know it in this exploration of the latest theories that could help us better understand and treat cancer in the years to come. Learn what diet and dinosaurs' skeletons can tell us about the nature of cancer, where cancer comes from, how tumors grow, and more.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Johnson
ISBN: 9780307595140 0307595145
OCLC Number: 825106433
Description: xii, 284 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Jurassic cancer --
Nancy's story --
The consolations of anthropology --
Invasion of the body snatchers --
Information sickness --
"How heart cells embrace their fate" --
Where cancer really comes from --
"Adriamycin and posole for Christmas Eve" --
Deeper into the cancer cell --
The metabolic mess --
Gambling with radiation --
The immortal demon --
Beware the echthroi --
Joe's cancer.
Responsibility: George Johnson.

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New theories question cancer as we know it in this exploration of the latest theories that could help us better understand and treat cancer in the years to come. Learn what diet and dinosaurs' skeletons can tell us about the nature of cancer, where cancer comes from, how tumors grow, and more.

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