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One renegade cell : how cancer begins

Author: Robert A Weinberg
Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, ©1998.
Series: Science masters series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Discusses the cause of cancer, the first cancer-causing virus and the discovery of chemical carcinogens and other treatments.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Weinberg, Robert A. (Robert Allan), 1942-
One renegade cell.
New York, NY : Basic Books, ©1998
(OCoLC)607467420
Online version:
Weinberg, Robert A. (Robert Allan), 1942-
One renegade cell.
New York, NY : Basic Books, ©1998
(OCoLC)609216305
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A Weinberg
ISBN: 0465072755 9780465072750
OCLC Number: 39727959
Notes: Includes index.
Description: v, 170 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The enemy within : genes, cells, and the nature of cancer --
Clues to cancer's origins : how the outside world affects the insides of our cells --
The elusive quarry : hunting the proto-oncogene --
Fatal flaws : finding oncogenes in human tumors --
A book of many chapters : multistep tumor development --
Fueling the fire : carcinogens that aren't mutagens --
Brake linings : the discovery of tumor suppressor genes --
Guts : a case study in cancer development --
Defenders of the text : DNA repair and its breakdown --
Guide proteins of the cell : the machinery that controls growth --
A breakdown of order : subverting normal growth control --
Immortality : avoidance of almost certain death --
Assisted suicide : apoptosis and the death program --
A clock without hands : the cell cycle clock apparatus --
Many obstacles in the road : the evolution of a tumor --
An end to the scourge : using the knowledge of cancer's causes to develop new cures.
Series Title: Science masters series.
Responsibility: Robert A. Weinberg.
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Presuming little knowledge of biology, the author tells how a cancer-causing virus was first discovered in 1909, and of the susdequent discoveries. He predicts that cancer prevention may depend on  Read more...

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