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Cancer : the evolutionary legacy

Author: M F Greaves
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
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Mel Greaves explains why the old paradigms of infectious diseases or genetic disorders have proved fruitless in analyzing causes of cancer, and claims that by looking at cancer in its evolutionary  Read more...

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Greaves, M.F. (Melvyn F.), 1941-
Cancer.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
(DLC) 99053972
(OCoLC)42726150
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M F Greaves
OCLC Number: 680285378
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 276 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cancer: ancient legacies and modern myths --
Perplexed? You should be --
The King of Naples and other silent witnesses --
Soot, civilization, and neuroses --
An evolutionary view --
Evolving cancer --
Pundit's progress --
Clones, clones, clones --
The way we are: risks and restraints --
How cancer cells play the winning game --
St Peregrine's progress --
Green-eyed mutations? --
Off to a shaky start --
Blind chance --
and ultimate extinction? --
Paradox of progress: indecent exposures --
Is cancer an evolutionary inevitability? --
And then you set fire to it? --
Women's troubles --
Men's troubles --
Cancer a deux --
Other ways of getting bugged --
Travelling light --
The great glut --
Dying for a living --
Collateral damage --
Finale: cause, complexity, and the evolutionary rub --
Finessing the clone --
Treatment: the blindfolded marksman --
Epilogue: cancer in the twenty-first century --
General facts, figures, help, and advice.
Responsibility: Mel Greaves.
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