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Published: 23 June 2021

472 Pages


ISBN: 9780198833024

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Molecular Biology of Cancer

Mechanisms, Targets, and Therapeutics

Fifth Edition

Lauren Pecorino

  • Provides an engaging and manageable route into the complex subject of cancer biology
  • Describes the theoretical basis of cancer biology and shows how this theory is applied to develop new cancer therapies, giving students a clear appreciation of how theoretical knowledge can be translated into therapeutic strategies
  • Draws on the latest research in this dynamic field but presents it in a manner readily accessible to the student
  • Available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats, and is supported by online resources.

New to this Edition:

  • The inclusion of additional primary data from the literature provides up-to-date information about this dynamic field of research.
  • Figures to illustrate mechanisms of DNA repair.
  • New topics covered include extrachromosomal circular DNA as major sources of oncogene expression and tumor heterogeneity, the use of errors in RNA transcription and splicing as a new source of neoantigens for vaccines, the application of artificial intelligence to cancer imaging, and expanded applications of CRISPR, to name a few.
  • The expanded "Pioneers in the field" feature introduces students to thirteen inspiring molecular biologists working in the field from past to present.

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