By Robert A. Weinberg
Melanoma learn has reached an incredible turning element. the quantity of knowledge accrued some time past 20 years in regards to the origins of the ailment is the ultimate within the background of biomedical learn. during this ebook one in every of America's most outstanding scientists explains to the final reader the step by step approach during which cancers come up, and extra importantly, how they spread.
Robert Weinberg explains how basic genes keep an eye on the normal development of the phone, how, of their mutated shape, they permit cancers to come up, and why those genes have such life-and-death energy over us. Drawing from details that easily used to be no longer to be had until eventually lately, One Renegade Cell explains this insidious affliction as no different publication as ever been in a position to do.
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For example, skin epithelium, and liver and lymphoid tissues, but not nervous or muscular tissues, show increased susceptibility to late-stage carcinogens in older rodents [148,149]. Similarly, the incidence of melanoma and mesothelioma in humans demonstrates an age-related plateau, suggesting that these tissues are not more susceptible to late-stage carcinogens [145–147]. Other age-related factors that may increase cancer risk include age-impaired DNA repair mechanisms and decreased carcinogen catabolism [149,150].
One Renegade Cell: The Quest For The Origin Of Cancer (Science Masters) by Robert A. Weinberg