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Cancer : the evolutionary legacy

Author: M F Greaves
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2001.
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In this fascinating and highly readable new book, Mel Greaves shows how the origins of cancer are inextricably linked with our evolutionary heritage, and considers the implications of this theory for  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M F Greaves
ISBN: 0192628348 9780192628343
OCLC Number: 47356669
Awards: Commended for BMA Medical Book of the Year Award 2001.
Description: x, 276 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface ; PART I: CANCER - ANCIENT LEGACIES AND MODERN MYTHS ; 1. Perplexed? You should be ; 2. The King of Naples and other silent witnesses ; 3. Questions and answers ; PART II: EVOLVING CANCER ; 4. Clones, clones, clones ; 5. The way we are: risk and restraints ; 6. How cancer cells play the winning game ; 7. Green-eyed mutations? ; 8. Blind chance - and ultimate extinction? ; PART III: PARADOXES OF PROGRESS: INDECENT EXPOSURES ; 9. Is cancer an evolutionary inevitability? ; 10. And then you set fire to it? ; 11. Women's troubles ; 12. Men's troubles ; 13. Cancer a deux ; 14. Other ways of getting bugged ; 15. Travelling light ; 16. Dying for a living ; 17. Collateral damage ; 18. Finale: compounding risk with bad luck ; PART IV: FINESSING THE CLONE ; 19. Treatment: the blind marksman ; 20. Epilogue: cancer in the 21st century ; Index
Responsibility: Mel Greaves.
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