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'The Biology of Cancer' by Robert A. Weinberg

New second edition of landmark textbook -- now available

Garland Science is proud to announce the publication of the much-anticipated Second Edition of The Biology of Cancer by Robert A. Weinberg.

The First Edition has been hailed as an incomparable classic. Thoroughly updated and incorporating the most important advances in the fast-growing field of cancer biology, The Biology of Cancer, Second Edition, maintains all of its hallmark features admired by students, instructors, researchers, and clinicians around the world.

The Biology of Cancer is a textbook for students studying the molecular and cellular bases of cancer at the undergraduate, graduate, and medical school levels. The principles of cancer biology are presented in an organized, cogent, and in-depth manner. The clarity of writing, supported by an extensive full-color art program and numerous pedagogical features, makes the book accessible and engaging. The information unfolds through the presentation of key experiments that give readers a sense of discovery and provide insights into the conceptual foundation underlying modern cancer biology.

Besides its value as a textbook, The Biology of Cancer is a useful reference for individuals working in biomedical laboratories and for clinical professionals.

The new Second Edition has been comprehensively revised and updated to include major advances in cancer biology over the past six years. Updates include current information on:

Praise for the First Edition of The Biology of Cancer:

"There is no comparable text in cancer biology…" – NATURE

"The Biology of Cancer is no doubt the definitive statement on its topic today." – SCIENCE

"Here, at last, we have a definitive textbook specifically devoted to the molecular and cell biology of cancer." – BIOSCIENCE EDUCATION

"Overall, this is a remarkable achievement that is by far the most comprehensive coverage of this field available." – TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT

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About the Book:

The Biology of Cancer, Second Edition (Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8153-4220-5; Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-8153-4219-9) was written by Robert A. Weinberg and published by Garland Science. The new edition is available in both hardcover and paperback versions and is 960 pages with 583 full-color illustrations. Each copy of the book comes with an updated "Pathways in Human Cancer" poster and a DVD-ROM containing the book's art program, a selection of movies, audio file mini-lectures, Supplementary Sidebars, and a Media Guide. For additional book information, and to learn about e-book options visit: http://www.garlandscience.com/tboc2.

About the Author:

Robert A. Weinberg is a founding member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. He is the Daniel K. Ludwig Professor for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society Research Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr. Weinberg is an internationally recognized authority on the genetic basis of human cancer. He is the recipient of a long list of honors and scientific prizes, including the National Medal of Science, the 2006 Kirk A. Landon-AACR Prize for Basic Cancer Research and, more recently, the 2012 Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research, and the inaugural Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences in 2013.

About Garland Science:

Garland Science has been publishing scientific textbooks of the highest quality for over two decades. In that time, Garland has established itself as one of the leading publishers in the fields of cell and molecular biology, immunology, genetics, and protein sciences. Our publications include such classics as Molecular Biology of the Cell, Essential Cell Biology, Janeway's Immunobiology, The Immune System, Human Molecular Genetics, and Introduction to Protein Structure.



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