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Cancer, Revised Edition
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Trim Size: 6 X 9
  • ISBN-10: 0816068488
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6848-7
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $40.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 09/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 616.99
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 264

Summary

Cancer has been the driving force behind innumerable studies, leading to the discovery of oncogenes (or cancer-causing genes) and helping us understand the inner world of the cell. This knowledge has not only provided us with the ammunition we need to fight cancer, it has also paved the way for many powerful therapies that will someday rid the world of other noxious diseases, including AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, and the infirmities that strike us as we grow old.

Cancer, Revised Edition explores the many facets of cancer research, from basic genetic and cellular mechanisms to the danger of carcinogens and the influence of lifestyle. This edition contains updated and revised material throughout, three new chapters, and many new drawings and photographs, all of which are now in full color. Chapters focus on the unique characteristics of normal cells, cancer cells, cancer genes, and cancer progression, as well as the recent shift in the scientific community regarding the root cause of cancer. An entire chapter has been devoted to carcinogens, containing information that is not readily available in other similar resources.

Specifications

Full-color photographs and line illustrations. Index. Glossary. Further resources. Web sites.  

About the Author(s)

Joseph Panno, Ph.D., holds a degree in biology from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia and specializes in molecular biology and physiology. He has taught undergraduate biology courses and has published in numerous peer-reviewed publications, including Cytometry, Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, and Molecular Brain Research.

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