CONTENTS 1. The Biology and Genetics of Cells and Organisms 2. The Nature of Cancer 3. Tumor Viruses 4. Cellular Oncogenes 5. Growth Factors, Receptors, and Cancer 6. Cytoplasmic Signaling Circuitry Programs Many of the Traits of Cancer 7. Tumor Suppressor Genes 8. pRb and Control of the Cell Cycle Clock 9. p53 and Apoptosis: Master Guardian and Executioner 10. Eternal Life: Cell Immortalization and Tumorigenesis 11. Multi-step Tumorigenesis 12. Maintenance of Genomic Integrity and the Development of Cancer 13. Dialogue Replaces Monologue: Heterotypic Interactions and the Biology of Angiogenesis 14. Moving Out: Invasion and Metastasis 15. Crowd Control: Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy 16. The Rational Treatment of Cancer
Dr. 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 and was awarded the U.S. National Medal of Science by President Clinton in 1997.
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