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2nd Edition

The Biology of Cancer



ISBN 9780429258794
Published May 15, 2013 by W.W. Norton & Company
960 Pages

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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

Table of Contents

CONTENTS1. The Biology and Genetics of Cells and Organisms 2. The Nature of Cancer 3. Tumor Viruses 4. Cellular Oncogenes5. Growth Factors, Receptors, and Cancer 6. Cytoplasmic Signaling Circuitry Programs Many of the Traits of Cancer 7. Tumor Suppressor Genes 8. pRb and Control of the Cell Cycle Clock 9. p53 and Apoptosis: Master Guardian and Executioner10. Eternal Life: Cell Immortalization and Tumorigenesis 11. Multi-step Tumorigenesis 12. Maintenance of Genomic Integrity and the Development of Cancer 13. Dialogue Replaces Monologue: Heterotypic Interactions and the Biology of Angiogenesis14. Moving Out: Invasion and Metastasis 15. Crowd Control: Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy 16. The Rational Treatment of Cancer

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Biography

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.