Why Millions Survive Cancer: The successes of science

Paperback | July 19, 2012

byLauren Pecorino

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The enormous recent progress in fighting cancer, and the science behind it, is revealed fully for the first time in this book. The disease affects one in three over a lifetime but today more and more people are surviving as a result of the extraordinary and little known advances of science andmedicine. Using scientific evidence from world cancer experts, Lauren Pecorino helps us understand the biology of cancer, the recent trends in cancer progress, and the rationale behind new cancer treatments. With recommendations about lifestyle choices that can help reduce some of the risks of getting cancer,Pecorino looks to the future in our battle with this disease.

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The enormous recent progress in fighting cancer, and the science behind it, is revealed fully for the first time in this book. The disease affects one in three over a lifetime but today more and more people are surviving as a result of the extraordinary and little known advances of science andmedicine. Using scientific evidence from wo...

Lauren Pecorino is currently a principal lecturer at the University of Grenwich. She has presented guest lectures in Rome and Palermo, Italy, Istanbul, Turkey, Cairo, Egypt and the USA. She is the author of an international university textbook on the molecular biology of cancer and cancer therapeutics, published by Oxford University P...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.07 inPublished:July 19, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199658757

ISBN - 13:9780199658756

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the good news2. What is cancer?3. Carcinogens: How they work and our defence against them4. All we had to do was quit5. Too much of a good thing6. The great escape7. You are what you eat (and do)8. A fairy tale: Finding the cure to leukemia9. Cancer screening works10. Let's talk about it11. How to starve a tumour12. A vaccine against cervical cancer13. A fit like a glove14. Where do we go from here?

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Review from previous edition: "lays bare the science behind our battle with this most notorious of diseases" --The Independent 02/08/2011