Written primarily for mid-to-upper level undergraduates, this primer will introduce students to topics at the forefront of the subject that are being applied to probe biological problems, or to address the most pressing issues facing society. These topics will include those that form the cornerstone of contemporary research, helping students to make the transition to active researcher.
Cancer Biology and Treatment provides a concise and engaging overview of cancer from its molecular basis to the clinical management of patients.
- Oxford Biology Primers are the only resource to introduce prospective and current students of undergraduate-level bioscience to a range of topics from this dynamic experimental science, enticing readers to study further
- Its titles directly support two key transitions in the student journey: from school to undergraduate-level study, and from undergraduate to independent researcher
- Its modular format offers a high degree of flexibility, with teachers being able to draw on specific volumes that augment the post-16 curriculum, university lecturers being able to draw on specific volumes at different stages of the undergraduate curriculum, and with materials from the series being available for access in both print and digital formats
- Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support
About the Author(s)
Aysha Divan, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, and Janice A Royds, Department of Pathology, University of Otago
Aysha Divan has a background in biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology and completed her PhD at Sheffield University UK, in cancer biology. She has 15 years of teaching experience and is currently an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, UK. She also has experience in pedagogical research and curriculum development at Masters and Undergraduate level. Aysha has authored a number of publications in cancer
biology, pedagogical research in higher education, and textbooks published by Oxford University Press (OUP): Communication Skills for the Biosciences - a graduate guide (2009), and a co-edited textbook, Tools and Techniques in Biomolecular Sciences (2013). She has also co-authored a third book: Molecular Biology: A Very Short Introduction (2016) published by OUP. She has presented at national and international conferences and is currently Faculty Director of Student Education in the Faculty of Biological Sciences at Leeds.
Janice Royds has a background in biochemistry and molecular pathology with over 35 years' experience in academic teaching and research in the field of
cancer studies. She gained her PhD at Sheffield University, UK on the diagnostic significance of different forms of glycolytic enzymes, with special emphasis on enolase. Her first academic post was at Sheffield University where she worked on genetic changes in cancer and then moved to Otago University, New Zealand where she taught undergraduate medical courses on pathology and undertook an extensive programme of research into deregulation of molecular pathways in cancer. Janice has co-authored at least 100 original scientific papers and has co-edited a textbook, Tools and Techniques in Biomolecular Sciences (2013), as well as co-authoring Molecular Biology: A Very Short Introduction (2016),
both for Oxford University Press.
Digital formats and resources
Cancer Biology and Treatment is supported by online resources and is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats.
The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks
The book's online resources include:
- Online quizzes for each chapter so that students can quickly check their understanding of
the key concepts
- Artwork from the book in easy-to-download format, for use in class materials and handouts