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Author Greaves, M. F. (Melvyn F.), 1941-

Title Cancer : the evolutionary legacy / Mel Greaves.

Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  616.994071 GREA    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 276 pages, 1 unnumbered page of plates : illustrations (some colour), 1 map ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part 1 Cancer: ancient legacies and modern myths -- 1 Perplexed? You should be 3 -- 2 King of Naples and other silent witnesses 7 -- 3 Soot, civilization, and neuroses 13 -- 4 An evolutionary view 21 -- Part 2 Evolving cancer -- 5 Pundit's progress 33 -- 6 Clones, clones, clones 35 -- 7 Way we are: risks and restraints 43 -- 8 How cancer cells play the winning game 53 -- 9 St Peregrine's progress 69 -- 10 Green-eyed mutations? 77 -- 11 Off to a shaky start 85 -- 12 Blind chance - and ultimate extinction? 93 -- Part 3 Paradox of progress: indecent exposures -- 13 Is cancer an evolutionary inevitability? 111 -- 14 And then you set fire to it? 121 -- 15 Women's troubles 139 -- 16 Men's troubles 161 -- 17 Cancer a deux 167 -- 18 Other ways of getting bugged 171 -- 19 Travelling light 175 -- 20 Great glut 185 -- 21 Dying for a living 195 -- 22 Collateral damage 205 -- 23 Finale: cause, complexity, and the evolutionary rub 213 -- Part 4 Finessing the clone -- 24 Treatment: the blindfolded marksman 235 -- 25 Epilogue: cancer in the twenty-first century 247 -- General facts, figures, help, and advice 267.
Summary An award-winning researcher illuminates the nature of cancer in an evolutionary context, giving compelling examples from the 15th century to the present to illustrate his thesis. 20 halftones. Line illustrations.
Subject Cancer -- Etiology.
Cancer -- Genetic aspects.
Human evolution.
ISBN 0192628356 £19.99