Advances in Cancer Research

Edited by

  • George Vande Woude, Director, Van Andel Research Institute, Grand Rapids, MI, USA
  • George Klein, Karolinska Insitutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Advances in Cancer Research provides invaluable information on the exciting and fast-moving field of cancer research. Here, once again, outstanding and original reviews are presented on a variety of topics, including platelet-derived growth factor in disease, genetic predisposition in tumor development, primary effusion lymphoma, and many more.Cancer is not one disease, but a group of diseases in which malignant cells grow out of control and spread to other parts of the body. Eventually these cells form a visible mass or tumor. Appropriate treatment for cancer depends on what kind of cancer a person has. The type of cancer is determined by the organ the cancer starts in, the kind of cell from which it is derived, and the appearance of the cancer cells.
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Researchers and students in the basic and clinical sciences of cancer biology and oncology, plus related areas in genetics, immunology, pharmacology, cell biology, and molecular biology.


Book information

  • Published: June 2001
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-006681-0


s classic and essential series presents critical overviews on select aspects of both cancer research and the basic underlyig sciences."

"Excellent, highly informative, in-depth reviews...expertly written, up-to-date, and well-referenced."