Provides a clear, concise and authoritative introduction to the biological principles that underlie the causes and treatment of cancer. The authors draw on their extensive teaching experience to guide students through this complex subject, and knit together the diverse areas encompassed in the study of cancer. This third edition is updated to include areas of recent research which excite student interest. Comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of key topics in cancer biology engages students with relevant and interesting material. Helps students to structure their study time efficiently with well-thought out pedagogical boxes, chapter summaries and clear two-colour diagrams.