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Betrayed by Nature: The War on Cancer

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Seven million people die from cancer each year around the world, and many more are impacted by this universal scourge. In Betrayed by Nature, research scientist and lecturer Robin Hesketh demystifies the nature of cancer.

Hesketh provides a concise and comprehensive history of both the science and the medical advances made over the decades. He takes the reader on a riveting
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ebook, 272 pages
Published May 8th 2012 by St. Martin's Press
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Heidi
Sep 07, 2016 Heidi rated it really liked it
I'm the kind of person whose eyes glaze over when medical topics come up, and I hadn't studied biology since high school. So when I needed a crash course on cancer, I found myself in over my head. This book was incredibly helpful in breaking through the medical gibberish barrier.

Hesketh manages the impressive feat of writing about a formidable topic in an engaging and comprehensible manner. He works through molecular biology, the structure and characteristics of cancer, descriptions of how vario
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Martin Howarth
Feb 18, 2016 Martin Howarth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a great book to understand cancer from a layman's point of view. Robin explains in relatively simple language how cancer cells are created and how the body fights them plus a lot more.
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