Dante G. Scarpelli, MD, PhD
Scarpelli D.; Understanding Cancer: From Basic Science to Clinical Practice. Ann Intern Med. 1997;127:949. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-127-10-199711150-00020
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1997;127(10):949.
Alison MR, Sarraf CE. 269 pages. New York: Cambridge Univ Pr; 1997. $29.95. ISBN 0521567513. Order phone 800-872-7423.
Field of medicine: Oncology and cancer biology.
Format: Softcover book.
Audience: Medical and graduate students, scientists involved in cancer research, and physicians seeking a clear understanding of cancer biology and contemporary cancer therapy.
Purpose: To introduce the principles of cancer biology and clinical oncology.
Content: This primer presents the major biological and clinical features of cancer in an organized, brief, and focused manner. In its short span of 269 pages, it offers a surprisingly well-integrated and cogent survey of the field. An introductory chapter on how tumors are identified and classified is followed by chapters on the causes of cancer, the genetic basis of cancer, cell proliferation and cell death, tumor assessment, and treatment. The book closes with a substantial, useful glossary of words, terms, and procedures used in cancer biology, cellular and molecular biology, and cancer treatment.
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