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Cancer: The Enemy from Within

A Comprehensive Textbook of Cancer’s Causes, Complexities and Consequences

Authors: Compton, Carolyn

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  • The first comprehensive book for undergraduates and the interested general public outlining cancer as a complex, multifaceted disease
  • Authored by a renowned expert in the field
  • Covers not only the clinical and basic science aspects of cancer, but the key historical features and modern sociological, political, and economic perspectives as well
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This comprehensive, ground-breaking title presents, in simplifying style, the driving and organizing principles of cancer, making this multidimensional, highly complex disease easily understandable for readers.  Developed out of the renowned author’s many years of teaching a widely popular, several-hundred-student college course, this 12-chapter book begins with an account of the history of cancer as a medical and public health problem, as well as the major milestones and setbacks in the ongoing quest to understand the wide variety of cancers that continue to impact the world.  Subsequent chapters then address pathogenesis, incidence and mortality statistics, risk factors, causal factors, screening challenges and victories, treatment strategies, and disease prevention approaches. This wealth of clinical information is further supplemented with socioeconomic discussions on the financial, social, ethical, technological, regulatory, political, and logistical challenges that limit progress in cancer research.   A soon to be gold-standard text that thoroughly and expertly describes cancer as a composite, adaptive system, Cancer: The Enemy from Within equips and empowers all undergraduate students and graduate students to better understand this continually perplexing disease. Clinicians across all disciplines may also find this work of great interest.

About the authors

Carolyn Compton, MD, PhD, FCAP

Professor of Life Sciences, Arizona State University

Barrett Honors Faculty, Arizona State University

Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Adjunct Professor of Pathology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

CMO, National Biomarker Development Alliance

Tempe, AZ 85281

USA


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • The Nature and Origins of Cancer

    Pages 1-23

    Compton, Carolyn, MD, PhD

  • Cancer Initiation, Promotion, and Progression and the Acquisition of Key Behavioral Traits

    Pages 25-48

    Compton, Carolyn, MD, PhD

  • Understanding the Hallmark Characteristics of Cancer

    Pages 49-81

    Compton, Carolyn, MD, PhD

  • A Short History of Cancer: How Did We Get Here?

    Pages 83-107

    Compton, Carolyn, MD, PhD

  • Who Gets Cancer and Why? What Are the Consequences for Human Life and Longevity? How Can We Intervene? How Can We Track Progress?

    Pages 109-136

    Compton, Carolyn, MD, PhD

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eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-40651-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-40650-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cancer: The Enemy from Within
Book Subtitle
A Comprehensive Textbook of Cancer’s Causes, Complexities and Consequences
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-40651-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-40651-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-40650-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 330
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 149 illustrations in colour
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