The term cancer encompasses a wide range of related diseases characterized essentially by abnormal, invasive cell growth. Each volume in The Biology of Cancer series focuses on a different type of cancer or a specific aspect of the disease with an emphasis on the biological science and medical history behind it. From how skin cancer occurs to the stages of cancer development, these books track the origins, progression, and nature of cancer. Looking at risk factors such as lifestyle choices and genetics, this series explains how doctors and scientists understand cancer, what forms of prevention and treatment work, and what new avenues researchers are pursuing to fight cancer. These concise books explain the science of cancer in clear language for readers looking to understand the basics of this disease and the battle against it.