The Basic Science of Oncology

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McGraw-Hill, Health Professions Division, 1998 - Medical - 539 pages
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Reviews the fast-moving and critically important topics in cancer causation, cancer biology, and the biology underlying cancer treatment. This edition is substantially revised to reflect the major scientific advances, especially with respect to molecular genetics. Additional coverage includes state-of-the-art updates on cancer therapy including new drugs and experimental radiotherapy. Interesting, relevant, and not overpowering in length, the book appeals to a wide audience including physicians, nurses, and medical students as well as radiation therapists.

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Contents

Epidemiology of Cancer
6
Methods of Genetic Analysis
26
Genetic Basis of Cancer
48
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Ian F. Tannock, MD, PhD
Daniel E. Bergsagel Professor of Medical Oncology
Princess Margaret Hospital
University Health Network
Professor of Medicine and Medical Biophysics
University of Toronto
Senior Scientist, Division of Experimental Therapeutics
Ontario Cancer Institute
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Richard P. Hill, PhD
Senior Scientist, Division of Experimental Therapeutics
Ontario Cancer Institute
Professor, Departments of Medical Biophysics and Radiation Oncology
University of Toronto

Robert G. Bristow, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Departments of Radiation Oncology and Medical Biophysics
University of Toronto
Associate Scientist, Division of Experimental Therapeutics
Ontario Cancer Institute

Lea Harrington, PhD
Senior Scientist, Division of Cellular & Molecular Biology
Ontario Cancer Institute/ Amgen Institute
Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Biophysics
University of Toronto

The authors represent the premier cancer research center in Canada. The contributors are primarily located at the Ontario Cancer institute as well.

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