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Author Hesketh, Robin.
Title Betrayed by nature : the war on cancer / Robin Hesketh.
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
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 Floor4  RC275 .H47 2012    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st ed.
Description x, 255 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents History and causes. A short stroll through the history of cancer -- Counting cancers and comparing causes.
Genes and cells: from normal to cancer. A bit of dogma: atoms, molecules, genes, and proteins -- What is a cell? -- "Cancer genes": what are they? -- A case of corruption.
Cancer cells and whole genomes. Tumors: what are they? -- Let's sequence your DNA.
Detection and treatment. Where are we? Where are we going?
Summary A comprehensive history of the medical advances in the battle against cancer provides a tour of human biology to explain what happens to the body when the disease develops, and discusses the science behind current treatments.
Subject Cancer.
Cancer -- Research.
ISBN 9780230338487
OCLC number 745979636