David Sadava, The Great Courses – What Science Knows About Cancer


The landscape of cancer treatment and prevention is a vastly different place than it was even a decade ago. Thanks to a relatively new focus on molecular medicine, researchers are gaining a deeper understanding of the mechanisms involved in the disease, poising them on the brink of huge breakthroughs.

What Science Knows About Cancer reports from the front lines of the war on cancer with a clear and scientifically precise – yet thoroughly accessible – guide to how the disease develops, thrives, and can potentially be conquered. An abundance of edifying charts and slides provide a rich visual reference for the information presented, while in-depth accounts of patient histories, clinical trials, and epidemiologic studies enrich your experience and aid comprehension. Taught by David Sadava, a laboratory researcher at the City of Hope Medical Center and an award-winning professor of biology at The Claremont Colleges, this fascinating 24-lecture course leaves no stone unturned in explaining the amazing ways cancer works to subvert the body, and how new therapies can reverse these insidious processes. Cancer isn’t necessarily something any of us likes to think about, but knowledge truly is power.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

Author: David Sadava, The Great Courses
Narrator: David Sadava
Duration: 12 hours 27 minutes
Released: 19 Nov 2003
Publisher: The Great Courses
Language: English

User Review:

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I understand the narrator is trying to break the monotony of reading non fiction by changing accents to that if the person speaking, but she is terrible Muriel! American accents all sound southern, Irish accents sound like lucky the leprechaun, but the best/worst are the Italian accents! She sounds exactly like Count Dracula!