The Biology of Cancer, Second Edition

Author: Robert Weinberg

Publisher: Garland Science

ISBN: 1317963466

Category: Science

Page: 960

View: 4996

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 cellular bases of cancer at the undergraduate, graduate, and medical school levels. The principles of cancer biology are presented in an organized, cogent, and in-depth manner. The clarity of writing, supported by an extensive full-color art program and numerous pedagogical features, makes the book accessible and engaging. The information unfolds through the presentation of key experiments that give readers a sense of discovery and provide insights into the conceptual foundation underlying modern cancer biology.

The Biology of Cancer

Author: Janice Ann Gabriel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470518175

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 4939

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.

The Biology of Cancer

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1497027446

Category: Education

Page: 287

View: 3691

Facts101 is your complete guide to The Biology of Cancer. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Die Unsterblichkeit der Henrietta Lacks

Die Geschichte der HeLa-Zellen

Author: Rebecca Skloot

Publisher: Irisiana

ISBN: 3641051754

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 7210

Dieses Buch betrifft uns alle Sie waren notwendig, um Fortschritte gegen Krebs und AIDS zu erzielen. Klonen und Genforschung wäre ohne sie nicht möglich gewesen. Kurz: Die größten Erfolge der Medizin der letzten Jahrzehnte basieren auf der Entdeckung der HeLa-Zellen. Hinter dem Kürzel verbirgt sich eine Frau namens Henrietta Lacks. Die Afroamerikanerin aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen starb 1951 jung an Gebärmutterhalskrebs. Zuvor wurden ihr ohne ihr Wissen Zellproben entnommen, die sich überraschenderweise vermehrten. Damit war der entscheidende Durchbruch in der Zellkulturforschung geschafft. Die prämierte Wissenschaftsjournalistin Rebecca Skloot stellt in ihrem brillant verfassten Buch wichtige Jahrzehnte der Medizingeschichte vor und wirft dabei immer wieder ethische Fragen auf. Sie erzählt die tragische Familiengeschichte der Lacks’, die von Rassismus und mangelnden Bildungschancen geprägt ist. Ihr Buch ist eine gekonnte Mischung aus Biografie, Medizingeschichte, Debattenbuch und beachtlichem Enthüllungsjournalismus.

The Biology of Cancer

A New Approach

Author: P.R. Burch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940116603X

Category: Medical

Page: 452

View: 8966

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.

Molekulare Onkologie

Entstehung, Progression, klinische Aspekte ; 95 Tabellen

Author: Christoph Wagener,Oliver Müller

Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag

ISBN: 9783131035134


Page: 404

View: 975


The Biology of Cancer

Author: Armin C. Braun

Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company


Category: Cancer

Page: 169

View: 7695


Genes and the Biology of Cancer

Author: Harold Varmus,Robert Allan Weinberg

Publisher: Times Books

ISBN: 9780716750376

Category: Medical

Page: 214

View: 672

Discusses advances in cancer research and shows how research into the causes of cancer have led to a greater understanding of the normal biological functioning of cells

The Molecular Biology of Cancer

A Bridge from Bench to Bedside

Author: Stella Pelengaris,Michael Khan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118430859

Category: Science

Page: 632

View: 5775

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="" 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

Studyguide for the Biology of Cancer by Weinberg, Robert A., ISBN 9780815342205

Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Publisher: Cram101

ISBN: 9781497022034


Page: 116

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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Includes all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides gives all of the outlines, highlights, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanies: 9780815342205. This item is printed on demand.

Gentechnologie für Einsteiger

Author: T. A. Brown

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827428684

Category: Science

Page: 298

View: 5797

Gentechnologie für Einsteiger hat sich weltweit als leicht verständliche Einführung in dieses wichtige und spannende Wissenschaftsgebiet bewährt. Die sechste Auflage bleibt dem Grundkonzept früherer Auflagen treu, widmet sich aber auch neuen, wachsenden Forschungsfeldern. Das Buch bleibt damit ein unentbehrlicher Leitfaden für Studierende in den Biowissenschaften und ihren zahlreichen Teilgebieten. Es eignet sich auch bestens als Einführung für alle, die sich in ihrem Beruf mit den Grundlagen des Themas vertraut machen müssen.

Molecular Biology of Cancer

Author: Fiona Macdonald,Christopher Ford,Alan Casson

Publisher: Garland Science

ISBN: 0203503449

Category: Science

Page: 269

View: 9416

Molecular Biology of Cancer has been extensively revised and covers heredity cancer, microarray technology and increased study of childhood cancers. It continues to provide a detailed overview of the process which lead to the development and proliferation of cancer cells, including the techniques available for their study. It also describes the means by which tumor suppressor genes and oncogenes may be used in the diagnosis and in determining the prognosis of a wide variety of cancers, including breast, genitourinary, lung and gastrointestinal cancer.

Introduction to the Cellular and Molecular Biology of Cancer

Author: Leonard Maurice Franks,Natalie M. Teich

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198548546

Category: Medical

Page: 458

View: 699

The third edition of this repected textbook has been extensively revised and updated by the authors and editors to achieve the same objectives as the two earlier editions -- to provide a relatively brief but comprehensive introduction to the initiation, development, and treatment of cancer.After an introduction describing the pathology and natural history of the disease, subsequent chapters survey particular areas of research, concentrating on the principles involved and recent developments. Each topic is reviewed authoritatively by acknowledged experts, in a way that will beunderstood by non-experts in the field.The chapters on epidemiology, genetic and chromosome changes, oncogenes, chemical and radiation carcinogenesis, growth factors, the biology of human leukaemia, and hormones and cancer have been rewritten and/or extensively revised and new developments resulting from the wide application of currenttechniques in cellular and molecular biology to the study of cancer are included. Other chapters have been revised and brought up to date, and new chapters are inclueed on cytokines and cancer, the molecular pathology of cancer, and cancer prevention and screening.Introduction to the Molecular and Celluar Bilogy of Cancer provides a general survey of the whole field of cancer as a basis for research and will serve as a valuable introduction to students and scientists new to the field.

The Biology of Cancer

A Commonsense Analysis

Author: Morris Feldman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Cancer

Page: N.A

View: 5808



Principles & Practice of Oncology : Primer of the Molecular Biology of Cancer

Author: Vincent T. DeVita,Vincent T. DeVita, Jr. M.D.,Theodore S. Lawrence,Steven A. Rosenberg

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 145111897X

Category: Medical

Page: 444

View: 1152

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.

Systems Biology of Cancer

Author: Sam Thiagalingam

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521493390

Category: Mathematics

Page: 548

View: 9622

An overview of the current systems biology-based knowledge and the experimental approaches for deciphering the biological basis of cancer.

Molecular Biology of Cancer

Mechanisms, Targets, and Therapeutics

Author: Lauren Pecorino

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019957717X

Category: Medical

Page: 342

View: 5016

The third edition of The Molecular Biology of Cancer: Mechanisms, Targets, and Therapeutics offers a fresh approach to the study of the molecular basis of cancer, by showing how our understanding of the defective mechanisms which drive cancer is leading to the development of new targeted therapeutic agents.

Janeway Immunologie

Author: Kenneth Murphy,Casey Weaver

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662560046

Category: Medical

Page: 1207

View: 5854

Jetzt wieder auf dem neuesten Stand: DIE Einführung in die Immunologie für Studierende der Biowissenschaften und der Medizin Der Janeway, das bewährte und viel gelobte Standardlehrbuch der Immunologie, liegt nun erneut in einer vollständig überarbeiteten und aktualisierten Fassung vor. Das Werk führt den Leser in gewohnter Souveränität durch alle Aspekte des Immunsystems – vom ersten Einsatz der angeborenen Immunität bis zur Erzeugung der adaptiven Immunantwort, von den vielfältigen klinischen Konsequenzen normaler und pathologischer immunologischer Reaktionen bis zur Evolution des Immunsystems. In der 9. Auflage sind unter anderem neue Erkenntnisse zur modularen Immunantwort, zur Klassenwechsel-Rekombination, zur Vielfalt der CD4-T-Zellen, zu Chemokin-Netzwerken, zur Umgehung der Immunabwehr durch Pathogene und zur Immuntherapie von Krebs integriert. Zahlreiche neue Abbildungen veranschaulichen die im Text erläuterten Prozesse und Konzepte. Der umfangreiche Anhang zu den Methoden der Immunologie ist um etliche neue Techniken erweitert worden. Zudem wurden die Verständnisfragen an den Kapitelenden komplett überarbeitet. Das in zahlreiche Sprachen übersetzte Werk besticht durch seine Aktualität, seine konzeptionelle Geschlossenheit und seine ansprechende Illustration. Es bleibt damit in diesem unverändert rasant fortschreitenden Fachgebiet ein hochaktueller und verlässlicher Begleiter. Stimmen zu früheren Auflagen: Dieses Buch bringt Studenten und Wissenschaftlern die Immunologie aktuell und in hervorragender Weise näher. Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Müller-Lantzsch, Universitätskliniken Homburg Die neue Auflage ist kaum noch zu schlagen. Prof. Dr. Stefan H.E. Kaufmann, Max-Planck-Institut für Infektionsbiologie, Berlin Hervorragend. Dieses Lehrbuch genügt sämtlichen Ansprüchen! Prof. Dr. Andreas Dotzauer, Uni Bremen Das Buch besticht durch die hervorragende Vermittlung von Grundlagenwissen, das es in weiterer Folge ermöglicht, auch die komplexen Zusammenhänge bei klinisch-immunologischen Fragestellungen zu verstehen. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Sipos, Medizinische Universitätsklinik Wien Die auf das wesentliche reduzierten graphischen Darstellungen haben einen besonderen didaktischen Wert, vor allem angesichts der Komplexität dieses Fachgebiets. Prof. Dr. Arne Skerra, TU München Unter den Immunologie-Lehrbüchern nimmt dieses sicher heute den vorderen Rang ein. Es macht Vergnügen, sich von ihm bilden zu lassen. Biospektrum Alles in allem ein wunderbar gestaltetes, umfassendes Lehrbuch, dessen Schwerpunkt deutlich auf der Erklärung grundlegender Mechanismen der Immunabwehr liegt. Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau Das Buch ist didaktisch hervorragend, vor allem auch in den Abbildungen, und bietet am Ende der Kapitel prägnante Zusammenfassungen, Fragen zum Überprüfen des Gelernten und Hinweise auf Originalarbeiten. Pharmazie in unserer Zeit Uneingeschränkt empfehlenswert; es eignet sich besonders für Biologiestudenten zur Prüfungsvorbereitung, für Mediziner als Nachschlagewerk, aber auch für Studenten und Dozenten anderer Fächer. Chirurgische Praxis Dieses packende moderne Lehrbuch [bietet] jungen Biologen und Medizinern die gegenwärtig beste Möglichkeit, die Mechanismen des Immunsystems in ihrem evolutionären und funktionellen Kontext und medizinischen Bezug kennen zu lernen und vielleicht für ihre eigene zukünftige Tätigkeit zu entdecken. Prof. Dr. Klaus Rajewsky im Vorwort zur 5. Auflage