The Molecular Basis of Cancer

3rd Edition

Expert Consult - Online and Print

Authors: John Mendelsohn Peter Howley Mark Israel Joe Gray Craig Thompson
Hardcover ISBN: 9781416037033
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 26th March 2008
Page Count: 704


Successfully fighting cancer starts with understanding how it begins. This thoroughly revised 3rd Edition explores the scientific basis for our current understanding of malignant transformation and the pathogenesis and treatment of cancer. A team of leading experts thoroughly explain the molecular biologic principles that underlie the diagnostic tests and therapeutic interventions now being used in clinical trials and practice. Incorporating cutting-edge advances and the newest research, the book provides thorough descriptions of everything from molecular abnormalities in common cancers to new approaches for cancer therapy. A new full-color format expedites reference, and now as an Expert Consult title, it enables you to conveniently search the entire text online, download all of the book’s images for your personal use, and review periodic updates.

Key Features

  • Offers online access the book's complete contents—fully searchable—along with periodic updates, and artwork from the text for your personal use.
  • Features sweeping updates throughout, including molecular targets for the development of anti-cancer drugs, gene therapy, and vaccines...keeping you on the cutting edge of your specialty.
  • Offers a new, more user-friendly full-color format so the information that you need is easier to find.
  • Presents abundant figures—all redrawn in full color—illustrating major concepts for easier comprehension.


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About the Author

John Mendelsohn

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Experimental Therapeutics, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

Peter Howley

Affiliations and Expertise

Shattuck Professor of Pathological Anatomy, Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology, Division of Immunology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Mark Israel

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Professor of Pediatrics and Genetics, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire

Joe Gray

Affiliations and Expertise

Gordon Moore Professor and Chair, Biomedical Engineering, Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) Director, OHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine, Portland, Oregon; Emeritus Professor, UCSF, and Visiting Faculty, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California

Craig Thompson

Affiliations and Expertise

President and CEO, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York