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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 : 1. 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: 808422431
Description: x, 255 s. : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface PART I: HISTORY AND CAUSES A Short Stroll through the History of Cancer Counting Cancers and Comparing Causes PART II: GENES AND CELLS: FROM NORMAL TO CANCER A Bit of Dogma: Atoms, Molecules, Genes and Proteins What Is a Cell? 'Cancer Genes': What Are They? A Case of Corruption PART III: CANCER CELLS AND WHOLE GENOMES Tumors: What Are They? Let's Sequence Your DNA PART IV: DETECTION AND TREATMENT Where Are We? Where Are We Going? Dedication Acknowledgements Glossary Cancer Names, Gene Names, Tumor Grading and Staging Major Cancers at a Glance Sources and Web Sites Odes to Cancer Ancient and Modern
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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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