Front cover image for Betrayed by nature : the war on cancer

Betrayed by nature : the war on cancer

A comprehensive history of the medical advances in the battle against cancer provides a tour of human biology to explain what happens to the body when the disease develops, and discusses the science behind current treatments
Print Book, English, 2012
Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2012
x, 255 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
9780230338487, 0230338488
A short stroll through the history of cancer
Counting cancers and comparing causes
A bit of dogma: atoms, molecules, genes, and proteins
What is a cell?
"Cancer genes": what are they?
A case of corruption
Tumors: what are they?
Let's sequence your DNA
Where are we? Where are we going?