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Books Received

FAT: It's Not What You Think

By Connie Leas. Published by Prometheus Books, New York, 2008. Paperback. 214 pages with index. RRP $27.95 ISBN 978-1-59102-612-9

Discusses the critical role that fatty tissue plays in maintaining health. Leas shares the latest scientific research and explains the biology involved

Responding to the challenge of cancer in Europe

Edited by Michel P Coleman, Delia-Marina Alexe, Tit Albrecht and Martin McKee. Published by the Institute of Public Health of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana, 2008. Paperback. 327 pages. ISBN 978-961-6659-20-8.

Slovenia decided to focus on cancer as the key public health priority during its Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first half of 2008. This book provides an overview of the epidemiology of cancer, including a discussion of the major risk factors. Contributors examine the current status and plausible future developments for cancer screening in the EU; drug discovery, evaluation and deployment; the role of psychosocial oncology; and the provision of palliative care. Current patterns of cancer survival and the challenges facing cancer researchers in Europe today are examined.