The application of biology to the delivery of cancer care is playing an ever-increasing role in the management of these diseases. The Biology of Cancer: Second Edition provides details of the most recent developments in cancer care and is divided into three sections:
- Understanding Cancer – examines predisposing factors to developing cancer, diagnosis and its implications on the individual and society.
- The Science of Cancer – a closer look at the cell, genetics, the immune system, tumour markers and monoclonal antibodies.
- Research and Treatment – exploring translational oncology, applying research methodology to cancer research and research ethics relating to cancer.
This fully updated edition also looks at evidence-based research that can be translated directly to patient care and gives details recent developments. Written by experienced, practicing healthcare professionals, The Biology of Cancer: Second Edition can easily be applied to patient care. It is an informative text for students, newly qualified nurses and practising oncology/palliative care nurses.
Keywords: MEDICAL / Nursing / General MED058000