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What science knows about cancer
Sadava, David E.
Publication Information:
Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Company, [2013]
Physical Description:
4 videodiscs (approximately 720 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (vi, 166 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
"There are few words in any language that strike as much fear as the word "cancer". One person in three develops malignant cancer in his or her lifetime, and one out of four dies from it. The aim of this course is to explain the science that underlies this disease. As you learn about how cancer works to subvert the body's normal functioning, you will see how cancer can be treated and even prevented."--Page 1 of course guidebook.
General Note:
Title from disc surface.

Course no. 1956.

Program contains twenty-four lectures; the length of each lecture is: ca. 30 min.

Lecture notes and program information contained in course guidebook.
Cancer is an ongoing challenge -- Cancer is a major burden to society -- Discovering causes of cancer in populations -- Some causes of cancer in populations -- DNA is the key to understanding cancer -- How does DNA change to initiate cancer? -- How do we know if something causes cancer? -- How do normal cells function? -- What is different about cancer cells? -- How do tumors grow? -- How tumors spread and thrive -- What are tumor viruses? -- How do tumor viruses cause cancer? -- How do cancer-causing genes work? -- Can cancer be inherited? -- How do normal genes suppress tumors? -- How do genetic changes result in cancer? -- Treating cancer with surgery -- Treating cancer with radiation -- Treating cancer with drugs -- How do drugs attack cancer? -- Frontiers of cancer treatment -- Can screening for cancer be useful? -- Can cancer be prevented?
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