Pages: 224
Subject: Science, Health
Imprint: Oneworld


A Beginner's Guide

Paul Scotting

Fully revised and updated to mark World Cancer Day, 4th February.
9781786071408 (2 Feb 2017)
RRP £9.99 / US$14.99
9781851687558 (1 Jul 2010)
RRP £9.99 / US$14.95

The Book

Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, and one of the most feared diagnoses a patient can face. The number of new cases is expected to rise by 70% over the next two decades, but few of us understand what it is, how it affects the body or what can be done to treat and even prevent it.

In this illuminating introduction, Dr Paul Scotting explains the science behind the disease and explores the factors that can increase our risk of developing cancer.  Fully revised and updated, Cancer: A Beginner's Guide details the latest breakthroughs, cutting-edge developments and promising new strategies that will help us combat and cure cancer in the future.

Additional Information

Subject Science, Health
Pages 224
Imprint Oneworld

About the Author

Paul Scotting is Associate Professor and Reader in Development and Cancer Biology at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is donating all his royalties from this book to Macmillan Nurses.


"An inspiring compilation for anyone struggling with cancer. Readers will find comfort and even a few laughs in the pages."

- Library Journal

"Easy to read and interesting. I would recommend it to anybody interested in acquiring a general understanding of the disease."

- Nick La Thangue, Professor of Cancer Biology, University of Oxford

"There is so much interesting information throughout the book and the author does a great job at discussing cancer from many different perspectives. This book is for those just wanting to learn a bit about cancer, but also for cancer researchers and clinicians who want to make sure their cancer knowledge is filled with depth and breadth."

- Melinda Irwin - Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, Director of Yale Cancer Cente