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The Resource Catching cancer : the quest for its viral and bacterial causes, Claudia Cornwall

Catching cancer : the quest for its viral and bacterial causes, Claudia Cornwall

Label
Catching cancer : the quest for its viral and bacterial causes
Title
Catching cancer
Title remainder
the quest for its viral and bacterial causes
Statement of responsibility
Claudia Cornwall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This work introduces readers to the investigators who created a medical revolution: a new way of looking at cancer and its causes. Featuring interviews with notable scientists such as Harald zur Hausen, Barry Marshall, Robin Warren, and others, the book tells the story of their struggles, their frustrations, and finally the breakthroughs that helped form some of the most profound changes in the way we view cancer. Here the author takes readers inside the lab to reveal the long and winding path to discoveries that have changed and continue to alter the course of medical approaches to one of the most confounding diseases mankind has known. She tells the stories of families who have benefited from this new knowledge, of the researchers who made the revolution happen, and the breakthroughs that continue to change our lives. For years, we've thought cancer was the result of lifestyle choices, environmental factors, or genetic mutations. But pioneering scientists have begun to change that picture. We now know that infections cause 20 percent of cancers, including liver, stomach, and cervical cancer, which together kill almost 1.8 million people every year. While the idea that you can catch cancer may sound unsettling, it is actually good news. It means antibiotics and vaccines can be used to combat this most dreaded disease. With this understanding, we have new methods of preventing cancer, and perhaps we may be able to look forward to a day when we will no more fear cancer than we do polio or rubella. -- Book jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cornwall, Claudia Maria
Dewey number
616.99/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC268.48
LC item number
.C67 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2013 F-635
  • QZ 11.1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Neoplasms
  • Neoplasms
  • History, 20th Century
  • Oncogenic Viruses
  • Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Carcinogenese
  • Tumorviren
Label
Catching cancer : the quest for its viral and bacterial causes, Claudia Cornwall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-221) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
In the face of general opinion -- More than a curiosity -- Palmer Beasley discovers a silent epidemic -- Harald zur Hausen solves the riddle of cervical cancer -- Barry Marshall, Robin Warren, and Helicobacter pylori -- Paul Ewald stalks the stealth infections -- Gene hunters (Patrick Moore and Yuan Chang)
Control code
814706908
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 229 pages
Isbn
9781442215207
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012044457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)814706908
Label
Catching cancer : the quest for its viral and bacterial causes, Claudia Cornwall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-221) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
In the face of general opinion -- More than a curiosity -- Palmer Beasley discovers a silent epidemic -- Harald zur Hausen solves the riddle of cervical cancer -- Barry Marshall, Robin Warren, and Helicobacter pylori -- Paul Ewald stalks the stealth infections -- Gene hunters (Patrick Moore and Yuan Chang)
Control code
814706908
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 229 pages
Isbn
9781442215207
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012044457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)814706908

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