Chapter 2. Cancer as a Disease: Types of Tumors, Their Frequencies, and Their Progression

  1. Arthur B. Pardee2,3 and
  2. Gary S. Stein4
  1. Kenneth J. Pienta

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470374252.ch2

The Biology and Treatment of Cancer: Understanding Cancer

The Biology and Treatment of Cancer: Understanding Cancer

How to Cite

Pienta, K. J. (2008) Cancer as a Disease: Types of Tumors, Their Frequencies, and Their Progression, in The Biology and Treatment of Cancer: Understanding Cancer (eds A. B. Pardee and G. S. Stein), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470374252.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Biological Chemistry, Harvard University, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA

  2. 3

    Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

  3. 4

    Department of Cell Biology, UMASS Memorial Cancer Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Author Information

  1. Internal Medicine and Urology Departments, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 19 DEC 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470009581

Online ISBN: 9780470374252

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Keywords:

  • cancer disease - genetic mutations accumulating in normal cells;
  • generation of tumor cell heterogeneity and genetic instability;
  • cancer research and treatment - interplay among environmental, lifestyle, genetic, and molecular variables

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • How Cancers Form

  • Common Characteristics of Cancers

  • Types of Cancer

  • References