The Cheating Cell: How Evolution Helps Us Understand and Treat Cancer

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Price
$24.95  $23.20
Publisher
Princeton University Press
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
6.1 X 9.4 X 1.0 inches | 1.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780691163840

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About the Author
Athena Aktipis is associate professor in the Department of Psychology and at the Arizona Cancer Evolution Center at Arizona State University and cofounder of the International Society for Evolution, Ecology and Cancer. She is also the host of the science podcast Zombified and the producer of Channel Zed. Twitter @AthenaAktipis
Reviews
Aktipis takes an evolutionary approach to cancer, tracing the ways cells 'cheat' natural selection and showing how the human body evolved to outsmart many of those threats. She invites readers to put themselves in the role of a cancer cell and learn about the ways in which the disease and the history of human existence are intertangled.---Erin Blakemore, Washington Post