Understanding Cancer

Robin Hesketh

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Published: 9th Jun '22

£11.99

This book will enable general readers to understand the molecular features of cancer. It answers the questions commonly asked about cancer, looks at the global statistics, describes how damage to DNA (aka mutations) corrupts the behaviour of cells, explains current therapies and how treatments may advance in future.

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Description

One in two of us will develop cancer at some point in our lives and yet many of us don’t understand how cancers arise. How many different kinds of cancer are there? What treatments are available? What does the future hold in terms of developing new therapies? This book demystifies cancer by explaining the underlying cell and molecular biology in a clear and accessible style. It answers the questions commonly asked about cancer such as what causes cancer and how cancer develops. It explains how DNA makes proteins and how mutations can corrupt those proteins. It also gives an overview of current therapies and how treatments may advance over the next decades, as well as explaining what actions we can take to help prevent cancer developing. Understanding Cancer is an accessible and engaging introduction to cancer biology for any interested reader.

Additional information

Weight 0.31 kg
Dimensions 14 × 127 × 178 mm
Page Count 258