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NOW IN FULL COLOR!

Discover the science of cancer--with this newly revised, essential introduction to cancer biology and genetics

Here in one well-organized, reader-friendly volume, you'll find everything you must know about the biology underlying cancer and its treatment, supported by the latest peer-reviewed research. Written by preeminent oncology researchers and clinicians, the book highlights the full range of important oncology topics and takesyou through the biological basis of current and future biological therapy as well as more traditional approaches to cancer treatment.

Presented in full color, the Fifth Edition of The Basic Science of Oncology is thoroughly updated and refreshed to reflect the latest critical thinking in oncology. For graduate students, oncologists, residents, and fellows, there can be no more useful guide to thebedrock science and practice of oncology than this all-in-one reference.

FEATURES:

  • The most current, evidence-based oncology primer--one that encapsulates the science of cancer causation, cancer biology, and cancer therapy
  • Key insights into molecular and genetic aspects of cancer familiarize you with cancer biology as applied to prognosis and personalized cancer medicine
  • In-depth focus on the discovery, evaluation, and biology of anti-cancer drugs, immunotherapy, and molecularly-targeted agents
  • Up-to-date coverage of the basic science of radiation therapy
  • Specific chapters/sections on intratumor heterogeneity as it relates to potential new treatment strategies--including tumor microenvironment and metabolism, tumor stem cells, and genomic/proteomic heterogeneity
  • NEW! Chapter Essentials synthesize chapter content in a convenient list
  • NEW! Color diagrams and schematics summarize important data


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9780071813495
Publisher: McGraw-Hill (McGraw-Hill Medical)
Publication date: August, 2013
Pages: 576

Subcategories: Diseases and Disorders, Haematology, Oncology

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About the Authors
Ian Tannock, MD, PhD,
Professor of Medical Oncology and Hematology
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Richard Hill, PhD
Senior Scientist, Division of Experimental Therapeutics
Professor of Medical Biophysics
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Robert Bristow, MD, PhD
Clinician-Scientist, Radiation Medicine Program
Princess Margaret Hospital
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Lea Harrington, PhD
Senior Scientist, Division of Cellular and Molecular Biology
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada