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Cancer: A Very Short Introduction

Nick James

May 2011

ISBN: 9780199560233

152 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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Cancer is a problem that touches virtually everyone either directly or indirectly. As one of the biggest killers in the Western world it is feared by many people. In this Very Short Introduction, Nick James examines the trends and treatment of cancer, looking at efforts to develop treatments, research into cures, and the future of cancer care.

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Cancer is a problem that touches virtually everyone either directly or indirectly. As one of the biggest killers in the Western world it is feared by many people. In this Very Short Introduction, Nick James examines the trends and treatment of cancer, looking at efforts to develop treatments, research into cures, and the future of cancer care.

  • Explains, in non-technical language, what cancer is and what it does
  • Uses examples of cancer healthcare from around the world
  • Explores the political and economic context of cancer care
  • Considers the future of cancer care, research, and breakthroughs in realising a cure
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series

About the Author(s)

Nick James, Professor of Clinical Oncology at the University of Birmingham

Table of Contents

    1:The size of the cancer problem
    2:How does cancer develop?
    3:How is cancer treated?
    4:Cancer research
    5:The costs of cancer care
    6:Alternative and complementary approaches to cancer care
    7:The future shape of cancer care