I mean books about the biology of cancer, of course, not cancer in general and how to cope with it. There must be thousands of those, as there should be.
Browsing around at Amazon for books about cancer biology I could find a few textbooks, but almost nothing, for a non-professional reader, that goes into the science in terms of cell biology, molecular biology, etc. Something a general reader could get into and find interesting, even if a little diligence is required.
For other scientific topics, especially related to physics, astronomy, Earth science, and so forth there are are plenty of books, some written by very eminent people in the field.
As far as I can tell, however, there are very few such books for cancer biology.
One that I have, and have enjoyed reading, is Cancer: The Evolutionary Legacy, by Mel Greaves, who is (or was) a professor at the Institute of Cancer Research in London. I can highly recommend it, even though it was published in 2000, so isn't entirely current.
Another is One Renegade Cell: How Cancer Begins, by Robert Weinberg, an even more eminent name in cancer biology. That's a must-read for anyone who wants an introduction to cancer biology. But it was published in 1999, so is even less current.
So I'm just throwing the question out there, in case anyone has suggestions for something more recent. Please leave suggestions in the comments.
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