One Renegade Cell by Robert A. Weinberg
The Quest For The Origin Of Cancer

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Cancer research has reached a major turning point, and no one is better qualified to explain the past two deacades' dramatic leaps forward in understanding this disease than world-renowned molecular biologist Robert Weinberg, director of the Oncology Research Laboratory at the Whitehead Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In One Renegade Cell, Weinberg presents a state-of-the-art account of how cancer begins and how, one day, it will be cured.
 

About Robert A. Weinberg

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Weinberg is a founding member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and professor of biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
 
Published August 4, 2008 by Basic Books. 180 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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One is genetics--not in the sense of inheritance, but in the sense that cancer occurs when a cell's genetic machinery, its DNA, gets mangled, allowing the cell to multiply without restraint.

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Weinberg, founder of the Whitehead Institute for Cancer Research and a biology professor at MIT, traces the development of previous theories of cancer, and explains that scientists are now certain that cancer is caused when genes are damaged through a succession of mutations.

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