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Introduction to Cancer Biology [Paperback]

Dr Robin Hesketh
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13 Dec 2012
This concise overview of the fundamental concepts of cancer biology is ideal for those with little or no background in the field. A summary of global cancer patterns introduces students to the general principles of how cancers arise and the risk factors involved. By focusing on fundamental examples of the signalling pathways within cells, the functional effects of DNA damage are explained. Later chapters then build on this foundation to provide a comprehensive summary of the major signalling pathways that affect tumour development. Current therapeutic strategies are reviewed, along with a discussion of methods for tumour detection and biomarker identification. Finally, the impact of whole genome sequencing is discussed, bringing students up to date with key recent developments in the field. From basic principles to insights into cutting-edge research, this book will enable the reader to move into the cancer field with confidence.

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (13 Dec 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1107601487
  • ISBN-13: 978-1107601482
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 19 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 221,565 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Robin Hesketh has produced a remarkable introduction to cancer biology which covers all of the key areas of current knowledge and brings them up to date to current research concepts and developments remarkably. He writes in an accessible way that will be valuable for students fresh to biology but also produces a book that will be very useful to experienced biologists and physicians who want to have to hand a broad overview of this fast moving and diverse field … The structure of the book is clear and informative and encompasses critically important biological knowledge from the level of the cell to population studies in epidemiology … it is very challenging to introduce a book which is really useful both for new students and established practitioners. Robin Hesketh has succeeded remarkably well in doing so.' Peter Selby, Director, Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine

'The structure of the book is clear and well organized. The author writes well, giving excellent explanations of concepts ranging from basic principles to cutting-edge research. The book is a valuable resource for introducing lower-level students to the biology of cancer. Highly recommended.' H. Zhou, Choice

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A concise overview of the fundamental concepts of cancer biology, ideal for those with little or no background in the field. From cancer epidemiology and the underlying mechanisms, through to tumour detection and treatment, the comprehensive picture revealed will enable students to move into the cancer field with confidence.

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5.0 out of 5 stars great overview of a complex subject 4 Nov 2013
Robin Hesketh does it again. This book is an introductory textbook on cancer biology suitable for everybody from biology/natural scientist undergraduates right through to oncologists. It follows on from Dr. Hesketh's popular science book, Betrayed by Nature and is equally as good. The author has a great knack for breaking down complex ideas into simple, digestible chunks and then introducing them slowly to the reader until, suddenly, you realise you've learned a lot of biology. This is a rare skill and the result is an excellent read that will appeal to many.
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As an undergrad biology major doing cancer research this summer, this book has proven helpful and very enlightening.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Textbook, its a text book... 8 Sep 2013
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I haven't read all of it, but it is written in a smooth easily accessible tone from what I have read.
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