EDUCATION: Thinking Like a Tumor

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Science  12 May 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5775, pp. 821
DOI: 10.1126/science.312.5775.821a

Inside Cancer, a new primer from the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York, explains the basics of tumor biology with a snazzy mix of text and multimedia. Start with the Hallmarks of Cancer section to hear experts such as Robert Weinberg of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology talk about the abilities a cell needs to spawn a tumor, which include dodging the immune system and thwarting suicide pathways. In the action-packed Pathways to Cancer animations, visitors wend through a cell's cluttered interior and plunge into nuclear pores to see how the signaling systems that normally manage division go awry. Other sections explore cancer epidemiology and new treatments.

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