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Biology and genetics of childhood cancer

Edited by Simon Bailey and Rod Skinner

in Paediatric Haematology and Oncology

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199299676
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191726026 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199299676.003.02

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Biology and genetics of childhood cancer

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What is cancer? - What causes cancer? - Oncogenes - Tumour suppressor genes - DNA repair genes - Non-random, somatic genetic abnormalities in childhood cancers - Heritable genetic abnormalities associated with childhood cancers - Targeted treatments for molecular defects in childhood cancers - Practical considerations - The future

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Subjects: Dermatology ; Clinical Oncology

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