Readership: General readers interested in health issues and cancer awareness. May also be of interest to patients who have been diagnosed with the disease, as well as doctors, specialists, and policy makers.
Lauren Pecorino, Principal Lecturer in Cancer Biology, University of Greenwich, UK; Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
Lauren Pecorino is currently a principal lecturer at the University of Grenwich. She has presented guest lectures in Rome and Palermo, Italy; Istanbul, Turkey; Cairo, Egypt and the USA. She is the author of an international university textbook on the molecular biology of cancer and cancer therapeutics, published by Oxford University Press.
"lays bare the science behind our battle with this most notorious of diseases" - The Independent
"This is an uplifting illustrated text on the successes of science ... I recommend this book to everyone working in health care and all those wanting to know more about cancer and finding a cure" - Zoe Williamson, Nursing Standard
"What's interesting about this book is Pecorinos skill in writing about the science of cancer in everyday language" - Sylvia Thompson, Irish Times
1: Introduction to the good news
2: What is cancer?
3: Carcinogens: How they work and our defence against them
4: All we had to do was quit
5: Too much of a good thing
6: The great escape
7: You are what you eat (and do)
8: A fairy tale: Finding the cure to leukemia
9: Cancer screening works
10: Let's talk about it
11: How to starve a tumour
12: A vaccine against cervical cancer
13: A fit like a glove
14: Where do we go from here?