The Biology of Cancer

The Biology of Cancer
Author: Robert Allan Weinberg
Publsiher: Garland Pub
Total Pages: 884
Release: 2007
Genre: Science
ISBN:

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The Biology of Cancer

The Biology of Cancer
Author: Weinberg, Robert A.
Publsiher: W.W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 6
Release: 2013-05-24
Genre: Science
ISBN: 0815345283

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Incorporating the most important advances in the fast-growing field of cancer biology, the text maintains all of its hallmark features. It is admired by students, instructors, researchers, and clinicians around the world for its clear writing, extensive full-color art program, and numerous pedagogical features.

The Biology of Cancer

The Biology of Cancer
Author: P.R. Burch
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 468
Release: 1976-01-31
Genre: Medical
ISBN:

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Of all the diseases that afflict mankind those described as 'cancer' evoke the strongest emotions. 'Cancer' connotes pain, protracted suffering, hideous growth and death. It is widely and justifiably feared. In medically advanced countries, malignant neoplasms (the official term for cancers) account for a substantial proportion of all deaths. Out of a total of 575194 deaths in Eng land and Wales during the year 1970, some 117076-or 20·4 per cent-were attributed to neoplasms of one kind or another (Registrar General, 1972). Diseases of the circulatory system-mainly arteriosclerotic and degenerative heart disease-claimed many more victims, being responsible for some 50·6 per cent of all deaths, but our psyche evidently responds more to the manner of the disease than to the number of deaths it causes. Many of us will have witnessed the deterioration of a close friend or relative suffering from an inoperable cancer: such an experience induces a sense of hopelessness and helplessness. The feelings of sorrow and distress can be a powerful stimulus to action and they often result in dedicated and tireless research efforts. At the same time, the very strength and depth of the commitment may sometimes be incompatible with the detachment that is needed for objective analysis and a wise strategy. Not too rigorously, we reason that if only we can discover the causes of cancer, then our problems will be solved and our agonies relieved. Remove the cause: prevent the cancer. The logic exerts an irresistible appeal.

The Molecular Biology of Cancer

The Molecular Biology of Cancer
Author: Stella Pelengaris
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2013-03-13
Genre: Science
ISBN: 1118430859

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The Molecular Biology of Cancer, Stella Pelengaris& Michael Khan This capturing, comprehensive text, extensively revisedand updated for its second edition, provides a detailed overview ofthe molecular mechanisms underpinning the development of cancer andits treatment. “Bench to Bedside”: A key strength of thisbook that sets it apart from general cancer biology references isthe interweaving of all aspects of cancer biology from the causes,development and diagnosis through to the treatment and care ofcancer patients – essential for providing a broader view ofcancer and its impact. The highly readable presentation of a complex field,written by an international panel of researchers, specialists andpractitioners, would provide an excellent text for graduate andundergraduate courses in the biology of cancer, medical studentsand qualified practitioners in the field preparing for higherexams, and for researchers and teachers in the field. For the teaching of cancer biology, special features havebeen included to facilitate this use: bullet points at thebeginning of each chapter explaining key concepts and controversialareas; each chapter builds on concepts learned in previouschapters, with a list of key outstanding questions remaining in thefield, suggestions for further reading, and questions for studentreview. All chapters contain text boxes that provide additional andrelevant information. Key highlights are listed below: An overview of the cancer cell and important newconcepts. Selected human cancers: lung, breast, colorectal, prostate,renal, skin, cervix, and hematological malignancies. Key cellular processes in cancer biology including (a)traditionally important areas such as cell cycle control, growthregulation, oncogenes and tumour suppressors apoptosis, as well as(b) more highly topical areas of apoptosis, telomeres, DNA damageand repair, cell adhesion, angiogenesis, immunity, epigenetics, andthe proteasome. Clinical oncology: In-depth coverage of important concepts suchas screening, risk of cancer and prevention, diagnoses, managingcancer patients from start to palliative care and end-of-lifepathways. Chapters highlighting the direct links between cancer researchand clinical applications. New coverage on how cancer drugs are actually used inspecific cancer patients, and how therapies are developed andtested. Systems Biology and cutting edge research areas covered such asRNA interference (RNAi). Each chapter includes key points, chapter summaries, textboxes, and topical references for added comprehension andreview. Quotations have been used in each chapter to introduce basicconcepts in an entertaining way. Supported by a dedicated website at ahref="http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/pelengaris"www.blackwellpublishing.com/pelengaris/a We should list the great reviews we got for first editionwhich are on the back of the 2nd edition: “A capturing, comprehensive, clearly written andabsolutely accurate introduction into cancer biology…..Thisbook deserves great praise for the readable presentation of thiscomplex field….the true synthesis of bench and bedsideapproaches is marvelously achieved.” Christian Schmidt,Molecular Cell “Chapters address the issues of cancer diagnosis,treatment, and patient care and set the book apart from generalmolecular biology references….This book is applicable to bothgraduate and undergraduate students, and in the context of aresearch laboratory, this book would be an excellent resource as areference guide for scientists at all levels.” V.Emuss,Institute of Cancer Research, London. Also, from the first edition: “Pelengaris, Khan, and the contributing authors are to beapplauded. The Molecular Biology of Cancer is acomprehensive and readable presentation of the many faces of cancerfrom molecular mechanisms to clinical therapies and diagnostics.This book will be welcomed by neophyte students, establishedscientists in other fields, and curious physicians.” -DeanFelsher, Stanford University

The Biology of Cancer

The Biology of Cancer
Author: Janice Ann Gabriel
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2007-09-27
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9780470518175

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Advances in research and the treatment of cancer mean that more patients and their carers are asking healthcare professionals about the latest treatments and how they may be of benefit. It is essential that staff working with cancer patients understand fully how these new treatments work in order to disseminate timely and appropriate information to patients. The application of biology to the delivery of cancer care is playing an ever-increasing role in the management of these diseases. The Biology of Cancer: Second Edition provides details of the most recent developments in cancer care and is divided into three sections: Understanding Cancer – examines predisposing factors to developing cancer, diagnosis and its implications on the individual and society. The Science of Cancer – a closer look at the cell, genetics, the immune system, tumour markers and monoclonal antibodies. Research and Treatment – exploring translational oncology, applying research methodology to cancer research and research ethics relating to cancer. This fully updated edition also looks at evidence-based research that can be translated directly to patient care and gives details recent developments. Written by experienced, practicing healthcare professionals, The Biology of Cancer: Second Edition can easily be applied to patient care. It is an informative text for students, newly qualified nurses and practising oncology/palliative care nurses.

Cancer Biology

Cancer Biology
Author: Roger John Benjamin King
Publsiher: Pearson Education
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2006
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9780131294547

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Providing an introduction of the biological principles of the causes and treatment of cancer, this book covers key topics in cancer biology. It is useful for students of cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics and biomedical sciences, and postgraduate students moving into cancer research.

The Biology of Cancer

The Biology of Cancer
Author: P.R. Burch
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2012-12-06
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 940116603X

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Of all the diseases that afflict mankind those described as 'cancer' evoke the strongest emotions. 'Cancer' connotes pain, protracted suffering, hideous growth and death. It is widely and justifiably feared. In medically advanced countries, malignant neoplasms (the official term for cancers) account for a substantial proportion of all deaths. Out of a total of 575194 deaths in Eng land and Wales during the year 1970, some 117076-or 20·4 per cent-were attributed to neoplasms of one kind or another (Registrar General, 1972). Diseases of the circulatory system-mainly arteriosclerotic and degenerative heart disease-claimed many more victims, being responsible for some 50·6 per cent of all deaths, but our psyche evidently responds more to the manner of the disease than to the number of deaths it causes. Many of us will have witnessed the deterioration of a close friend or relative suffering from an inoperable cancer: such an experience induces a sense of hopelessness and helplessness. The feelings of sorrow and distress can be a powerful stimulus to action and they often result in dedicated and tireless research efforts. At the same time, the very strength and depth of the commitment may sometimes be incompatible with the detachment that is needed for objective analysis and a wise strategy. Not too rigorously, we reason that if only we can discover the causes of cancer, then our problems will be solved and our agonies relieved. Remove the cause: prevent the cancer. The logic exerts an irresistible appeal.

Molecular and Cell Biology of Cancer

Molecular and Cell Biology of Cancer
Author: Rita Fior
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2019-06-27
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 3030118126

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This textbook takes you on a journey to the basic concepts of cancer biology. It combines developmental, evolutionary and cell biology perspectives, to then wrap-up with an integrated clinical approach. The book starts with an introductory chapter, looking at cancer in a nut shell. The subsequent chapters are detailed and the idea of cancer as a mass of somatic cells undergoing a micro-evolutionary Darwinian process is explored. Further, the main Hanahan and Weinberg “Hallmarks of Cancer” are revisited. In most chapters, the fundamental experiments that led to key concepts, connecting basic biology and biomedicine are highlighted. In the book’s closing section all of these concepts are integrated in clinical studies, where molecular diagnosis as well as the various classical and modern therapeutic strategies are addressed. The book is written in an easy-to-read language, like a one-on-one conversation between the writer and the reader, without compromising the scientific accuracy. Therefore, this book is suited not only for advanced undergraduates and master students but also for patients or curious lay people looking for a further understanding of this shattering disease

Oxford Textbook of Cancer Biology

Oxford Textbook of Cancer Biology
Author: Francesco Pezzella
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 505
Release: 2019-05-02
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 0198779453

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The study of the biology of tumours has grown to become markedly interdisciplinary, involving chemists, statisticians, epidemiologists, mathematicians, bioinformaticians, and computer scientists alongside biologists, geneticists, and clinicians. The Oxford Textbook of Cancer Biology brings together the most up-to-date developments from different branches of research into one coherent volume, providing a comprehensive and current account of this rapidly evolving field. Structured in eight sections, the book starts with a review of the development and biology of multi-cellular organisms, how they maintain a healthy homeostasis in an individual, and a description of the molecular basis of cancer development. The book then illustrates, as once cells become neoplastic, their signalling network is altered and pathological behaviour follows. It explores the changes that cancer cells can induce in nearby normal tissue, the new relationship established between them and the stroma, and the interaction between the immune system and tumour growth. The authors illustrate the contribution provided by high throughput techniques to map cancer at different levels, from genomic sequencing to cellular metabolic functions, and how information technology, with its vast amounts of data, is integrated with traditional cell biology to provide a global view of the disease. The effect of the different types of treatments on the biology of the neoplastic cells are explored to understand on the one side, why some treatments succeed, and on the other, how they can affect the biology of resistant and recurrent disease. The book concludes by summarizing what we know to date about cancer, and in what direction our understanding of cancer is moving. Edited by leading authorities in the field with an international team of contributors, this book is an essential resource for scholars and professionals working in the wide variety of sub-disciplines that make up today's cancer research and treatment community. It is written not only for consultation, but also for easy cover-to-cover reading.

Cancer

Cancer
Author: Vincent T. DeVita
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2011
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 145111897X

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Drawn from the content of the new Ninth Edition of Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, this unique publication brings together the basic scientific information on the molecular biology of cancer. The format is designed to be useful both to research scientists interested in the study of cancer and to oncologists who need to understand these new developments that are having a profound impact on the care of patients with cancer. Leading scientists and clinicians in the field of molecular biology and clinical oncology have lent their expertise to this project. The text has been divided into two parts. Part I includes thirteen chapters that deal with the general principles of the molecular biology of cancer that provide the basic framework for an understanding of the behavior of cancer cells. Part II includes an up-to-date description of how this new information has affected the understanding of the biology of 19 of the most common cancers, with an emphasis on how these new findings have been translated to impact the management of cancer patients. This distinctive text provides a single concise source of information for scientists and clinicians in this rapidly developing field.

The Biology of Gastric Cancers

The Biology of Gastric Cancers
Author: Timothy Wang
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2009-02-25
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9780387691824

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As someone who has spent nearly half his life wondering about the relationship between Helicobacter and gastric cancer, I find this textbook on the subject exciting and timely. In fact, I am not aware of any other volume that has been able to distil so much new knowledge into such a comprehensive account of a poorly understood field. Taking my own view, as a scientist placed in the middle of the spectrum between basic science and clinical medicine, I can see that the editors, Jim Fox, Andy Giraud, and Timothy Wang, provide a broad mix of expertise, which ensures that the subject is treated with the right balance. From clinicopathologic observations in humans, to epidemiology, through animal models, to molecular and cell biology, this team has hit the mark for most readers. Fox is a well-known leader in animal models with broad expertise. He pioneered the field with observations on Helicobacter species in animals, from the time when only one spiral gastric bac- rium was known, “Campylobacter pyloridis. ” Fox partners with Wang, whose team recently announced a dramatic advance in the field of carcinogenesis—the obser- tion that bone marrow–derived stem cells participate in the changes that become cancer. To this nice mix has been added Andy Giraud from my own country, who brings to the table some remarkable genetic models of gastric cancer based on alterations in the gp130/stat3-signaling pathway.

The Biological Basis of Cancer

The Biological Basis of Cancer
Author: Robert G. McKinnell
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 27
Release: 2006-08-28
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 0521844584

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This is a revised and updated edition of a text used in undergraduate courses on cancer biology. It covers everything from the molecular basis of cancer to clinical aspects of the subject, and has a lengthy bibliography designed to assist newcomers with the cancer literature. An introduction acquaints students with the biological principles of cancer and the human dimensions of the disease by considering genuine cases of cancer in fictionalized letters. Other chapters discuss cancer pathology, metastasis, carcinogenesis, genetics, oncogenes and tumor suppressors, epidemiology, and the biological basis of cancer treatment. Also included are an appendix with descriptions of common forms of cancer, a glossary of cancer-related terms and colour plates to illustrate the pathology of many of the types of cancer discussed in the text. Upper-division undergraduates with a background in freshman biology and chemistry, as well as beginning graduate students will find this a valuable text.

The Biology and Treatment of Cancer

The Biology and Treatment of Cancer
Author: Arthur B. Pardee
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2011-09-20
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 1118208455

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Offers a broad audience a concise presentation of the most up-to-date knowledge about the biology and treatment of cancer Full coverage of cancer prevention and control Clear, thorough discussion of current and possible future therapies Edited by two of the most eminent and widely recognized scholars of cancer research and therapeutics in the world, with contributions from top researchers and clinicians from across North America

The First International Conference on the Biology of Cutaneous Cancer

The First International Conference on the Biology of Cutaneous Cancer
Author: Frederick Urbach
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 660
Release: 1962
Genre: Skin
ISBN:

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The Biological Basis of Cancer

The Biological Basis of Cancer
Author: Robert G. McKinnell
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 404
Release: 1998-03-13
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9780521596954

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A new textbook, designed for undergraduates taking a cancer course, covering everything from the molecular to the clinical aspects of the subject.

Molecular Biology of Cancer

Molecular Biology of Cancer
Author: Lauren Pecorino
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 395
Release: 2016
Genre: Cancer
ISBN: 0198717342

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"The most engaging and accessible account of cancer biology that makes the link between our understanding of cancer and the development of new therapeutics crystal clear. -- Molecular Biology of Cancer: Mechanisms, Targets, and Therapeutics offers an engaging and manageable route into the complex subject of cancer biology. Using the hallmarks of cancer as a foundation, the book describes the cellular and molecular mechanisms underpinning the transformation of healthy cells into cancer cells. -- after discussing a specific biological hallmark of cancer, each chapter shows how this knowledge can be directly applied to the development of new targeted therapies, giving you a clear appreciation of how the theory translated to tackling the disease. The new edition gives a contemporary account of the field, drawing on the latest research but presenting it in a manner that you will find easy to understand. -- New to this edition: *New full colour diagrams help you visualize key concepts more effectively *Separate chapters for growing areas of cancer biology: Metastasis, Angiogenesis, Infectious Agents and Inflammation, and Technology and Drug and Diagnostics Development *Coverage of range of new topics, including immune checkpoints, studying gene function by CRISPR-Ca9, newly proposed mechanisms for the role of obesity in cancer, non-coding RNAs, and the role of exosomes in intercellular communication *Latest details of newly approved therapeutics" -- from back of book.

The Biology of Cancer

The Biology of Cancer
Author: Armin C. Braun
Publsiher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company
Total Pages: 169
Release: 1974
Genre: Cancer
ISBN: 9780201007657

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