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Understanding Cancer: An Introduction to the Biology, Medicine, and Societal Implications of this Disease

J. Richard McIntosh



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CRC Press Inc
02 May 2019
Oncology; Cellular biology (cytology)
Understanding Cancer is a brand new undergraduate textbook for students without prior training in biology that integrates an introduction to cancer medicine with descriptions of the biological processes that go wrong to cause cancer's onset and progression. It also highlights the human side of cancer with stories of patients and loved ones touched by the disease, dealing with diagnosis, treatment, and the prospect of death as well as the broader societal aspects of cancer and its prevention. Key discoveries that have improved our understanding of cancer are presented in sidebars. In spite of this diversity, the book maintains precision and simplicity in describing what is and is not known about cancer, describing the strengths and limitations of current treatments
By:   J. Richard McIntosh
Imprint:   CRC Press Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 279mm,  Width: 216mm, 
Weight:   1.270kg
ISBN:   9780815345350
ISBN 10:   0815345356
Pages:   446
Publication Date:   02 May 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

J. Richard McIntosh is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He taught freshman biology for 20 years, cancer biology for nine, and graduate cell biology for 45. His research has focused on mitosis, earning him an American Cancer Society Research Professorship and election to the National Academy of Sciences, USA.

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