The Biology of Cancer

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Garland Science, May 15, 2013 - Science - 960 pages
Thoroughly updated and incorporating the most important advances in the fast-growing field of cancer biology, The Biology of Cancer, Second Edition, maintains all of its hallmark features admired by students, instructors, researchers, and clinicians around the world.The Biology of Cancer is a textbook for students studying the molecular and cellula
 

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Contents

The Biology and Genetics of Cells and Organisms
1
The Nature of Cancer
31
Tumor Viruses
71
Cellular Oncogenes
103
Growth Factors Receptors and Cancer
131
Cytoplasmic Signaling Circuitry Programs Many of the Traits of Cancer
175
Tumor Suppressor Genes
231
pRb and Control of the Cell Cycle Clock
275
Multistep Tumorigenesis
439
Maintenance of Genomic Integrity and the Development of Cancer
511
Heterotypic Interactions and the Biology of Angiogenesis
577
Moving Out Invasion and Metastasis
641
Crowd Control Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy
723
The Rational Treatment of Cancer
797
Abbreviations
877
Glossary
1

p53 and Apoptosis Master Guardian and Executioner
331
Eternal Life Cell Immortalization and Tumorigenesis
391

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Dr. Robert A. Weinberg is a founding member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. He is the Daniel K. Ludwig Professor for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society Research Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr. Weinberg is an internationally recognized authority on the genetic basis of human cancer and was awarded the U.S. National Medal of Science by President Clinton in 1997.

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