Polyploidization and Cancer

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Randy Y.C. Poon
Springer New York, May 21, 2010 - Medical - 151 pages
Limiting genome replication to once per cell cycle is vital for maintaining genome stability. Although polyploidization is of physiologically importance for several specialized cell types, inappropriate polyploidization is believed to promote aneuploidy and transformation. A growing body of evidence indicates that the surveillance mechanisms that prevent polyploidization are frequently perturbed in cancers. Progress in the past several years has unraveled some of the underlying principles that maintain genome stability. This book brings together leaders of the field to overview subjects relating to polyploidization and cancer.

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About the author (2010)

Randy Y.C. Poon is a professor of Biochemistry at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He was educated at Tonbridge School and received his Master of Arts degree from St. Catharine’s College at the University of Cambridge. He then studied for a Doctor of Philosophy degree at the University of Cambridge and Cancer Research UK with Tim Hunt, FR S. Dr. Poon conducted postdoctoral training at the Salk Institute with Tony Hunter, FR S. Dr. Poon is a member of Editorial Board of numerous international journals, including the Biochemical Journal and Cancer Biology and Therapy. His research interests focus on understanding the molecular basis of cell cycle control in normal and cancer cells.

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