The Science of Cancer

From the Series STEM Body

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

New breakthroughs in particle acceleration allow tumors to be irradiated in milliseconds. Using genetics, doctors can attack cancers and their causes in ever more targeted ways. Nanoparticles stream through the blood directly to cancer cells, tiny machines behaving with laser-like precision. Readers will learn the story of three technologies that are advancing the global fight against cancer. With this incisive look at the life-changing possibilities of STEM research, students will learn the science behind these breakthroughs and feel inspired to join the fight.

At just 32 pages, Full Tilt Fast Reads help striving middle school readers build reading stamina and stay engaged with high-interest low-level content and dynamic topics.

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Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre High/Low, Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, STEM, STEM: Life Science/Health and Human Body
Copyright 2021
Publisher Full Tilt Press
Brand Full Tilt Fast Reads
Imprint Full Tilt Press
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2020-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF051050, JNF061010, JNF024020
Dewey 616.99
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 740
Features Bibliography/further reading, Experiments, Fast facts, Index, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Timeline

Author: Leah Kaminski

Leah Kaminski holds an MFA from UC Irvine and a BA from Harvard. After a decade as a Lecturer at UCI, she now writes poetry and fiction in Chicago.


School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“Teens and tweens will appreciate the futuristic ideas in this series on STEM and the body.”—School Library Journal