- Taschenbuch: 418 Seiten
- Verlag: John Wiley & Sons; Auflage: 1 (18. Dezember 2009)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1405156066
- ISBN-13: 978-1405156066
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 17,3 x 2,3 x 24,6 cm
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Cancer: Basic Science and Clinical Aspects (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 18. Dezember 2009
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"In summary, this is a useful book for the undergraduate medical or allied professions." (Oncology News, June 2010)
"The style of writing is very clear. Questions are posed to the reader promoting thought and greater understanding of the text. Useful information is displayed in blue boxes and good use is made of numerous tables and diagrams." Dr Karin Baria, Onocology News, 2010
-In summary, this is a useful book for the undergraduate medical or allied professions.- (Oncology News, June 2010)
-The style of writing is very clear. Questions are posed to the reader promoting thought and greater understanding of the text. Useful information is displayed in blue boxes and good use is made of numerous tables and diagrams.- Dr Karin Baria, Onocology News, 2010
While intended primarily for non-majors, this forward looking cancer biology book will appeal to a wide ranging audience. Introductory chapters that provide the molecular, cellular, and genetic information needed to comprehend the material of the subsequent chapters will bring unprepared students up to speed for the rest of the book and will serve as a useful refresher for those with previous biology background. The second set of chapters will focus on the main cancers in terms of risk factors, diagnostic and treatment methods and relevant current research. The final section will encompass the immune system's role in the prevention and development of cancer and the impact that the Human Genome Project will have on future approaches to cancer care. The text is strategically inclusive of pedagogical features that will assist students in both study and comprehension while illustrating real life application of the concepts.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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The level of the book is suitable for people with little or no prior biomedical background, since the book begins with a discussion of basic cell biology. The potential audience thus includes college students taking a course on cancer for non-biology majors, as well as patients and caregivers. For this audience, I don't know of any better introductory book.
The main limitation of the book is that, because it's only introductory, it won't take you close to the cutting edge of cancer research and treatment, so you need to supplement the book with other resources if you want to make genuinely informed treatment decisions. Such resources would include papers in journals, as well as books which describe complementary/alternative approaches to cancer treatment, such as Anticancer, A New Way of Life, New Edition,Life Over Cancer: The Block Center Program for Integrative Cancer Treatment, and Surviving Terminal Cancer: Clinical Trials, Drug Cocktails, and Other Treatments Your Oncologist Won't Tell You About.
A related point is that I think this book paints too rosy a picture of the state of oncology, and thus hides the many problems with the cancer establishment. This can lull patients and caregivers into relying too much on their doctors, and thus not doing enough of their own homework and challenging their doctors when necessary. For a detailed critique of the cancer establishment, see my review of The War on Cancer: An Anatomy of Failure, A Blueprint for the Future.
Summing up, although this book has limitations which must be transcended to become well informed, it's still the best basic introduction to cancer biology and treatment that I know of, so I can recommend it to people looking for such a book.
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