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Published: 26 April 2012

360 Pages | 100 figures, colour plate section


ISBN: 9780199577170

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Molecular Biology of Cancer

Mechanisms, Targets, and Therapeutics

Third Edition

Lauren Pecorino

  • Provides a carefully-structured overview of the molecular mechanisms that regulate cell signaling, and relates defects in these mechanisms to the onset of cancer
  • Shows how an understanding of the molecular processes underpinning cancer can be directly applied to the development of new therapeutics, giving students a clear appreciation of how the theory relates to real life scenarios
  • Draws on the latest research in this dynamic field but presents it in a manner readily accessible to the student
  • Online Resource Centre features additional resources for both lecturers and students, enhancing the educational value of the text

New to this Edition:

  • Increased depth in coverage of cancer stem cell biology, metastasis, and micro RNAs
  • Additional background information and enhanced explanation of immunology
  • New topics covered, including evidence for the role of chromothripsis in carcinogenesis and the therapeutic potential of gene signatures

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