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Available from Amazon. OverDrive eContent. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Finding libraries that hold this item This elegantly written overview allows us to look a once whispered-about illness squarely in the eye. You may have already requested this item.

It explains how our own understanding is still basic but advancing year by year, and treatments, if not cures, are being found for many, although not all cancers. I learned that was once a death sentence is not the case today. I am looking forward to see my sons become men.

This book gave me clarity, it gave me hope. Paperback Verified Purchase. I only read this book because Ken Burns produced a documentary on it that is coming out in the Spring of I really love Ken Burns documentaries, hence the interest.

Across the book, there is only one common character, cancer. Although cancer is not a single disease but a collection of several diseases characterized by uncontrolled growth and spread of cells in the body, the book portrays cancer as a great villain, lurking in the shadows, ready to strike at any time.

What makes this story different and far from dry is the way S. Mukherjee tells it: It is the story of patients who struggle and survive, moving from one embankment of illness to another. If the history of medicine is told through the stories of doctors, it is because their contributions stand in place of the more substantive heroism of their patients.

Mukherjee explains really well how all of the above function or don't function in some cases. One of the strengths of the book is that it gives a behind the scenes look at how certain drugs or procedures came to be Druker's struggles with developing imatinib or how other procedures were proven to be too radical and changed such as Halsted's radical mastectomy. The fight to find a cure for cancer has triggered enormous social forces in the 20th century and in the book we are introduced to some of the main characters: Sidney Farber and the Jimmy Fund, Mary Lasker and the American Cancer Society both determined to enact policy changes that will get more resources allocated to the war against cancer.

These are just a few figures in this war, but there were other forces as well that fought for cigarette labeling for example, or more personal struggles related to compassionate drug use.

Mukherjee ends the book on a more positive note. All throughout the book we get the impression that primitive forces are battling a very complex disease, using disfiguring surgery or drugs that oftentimes end up causing cancer themselves. The final few chapters are not so gloomy, he takes a molecular biologist's view of the disease and explains our current understanding of the processes and pathways involved and you do get the impression that by we will be able to target the specific pathways and mutations that make up a particular form of cancer.

This book was outstanding, and one that should be read with care for anyone working in oncology. Although factually interested, I felt the book was slightly dry while reviewing the early history of cancer care. The change in prose was palpable as it transitioned to modern oncology, where the author gave detailed, emotional accounts of his own patient interactions.

The last pages were phenomenal and often describes why I chose oncology as a profession. It gives beautiful descriptions of the grit patients have to endure such debilitating disease; transcending the physical body into a higher understanding.

I read this book after being treated with chemo, radiation and surgery for stage II breast cancer. The author's writing is luminous, passionate and powerful. What could have been a dry textbook of voluminous facts becomes an awe-inspiring journey through the history and future of cancer. The author's comprehensive knowledge and sharp intelligence make this book a riveting and compelling page-turner of mammoth scope and extraordinary detail.

As a cancer survivor, I highly recommend this book to anyone touched by the disease. See all 1, reviews.

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Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. For Mukherjee, the modern history of cancer begins with Sidney Farber of the eponymous Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where Mukherjee received fellowship training , who warrants a book all his own. In the s, Farber, a pathologist by training, became dissatisfied with the cloistered world of the lab and began his quixotic search for the cure for childhood leukemia, and more broadly, cancer itself.

The first chapters introduce a cast of memorable characters. They are signposts indicating entrance to a new and foreign land: Finally, Mukherjee includes the early days of HIV and the rabid advocacy it inspired see, for example, the play The Normal Heart, which won a Tony in The sword cuts both ways here; scientists were saving lives by accelerating access to experimental treatments, but also setting—and years later springing— the trap for quackery on an international scale see Dr.

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Werner Bezwoda. For a book aimed at relating the enormous intellectual challenge that cancer presents to scientists and laypeople alike, its writing retains enormous heart. The passages about patients are so personal and poignant that you are apt to wonder what was the last nonfiction book you read that provoked such an emotional response— and at the clip of a Tom Clancy thriller. Also compelling is the ripe-for-Hollywood tale of the young, crusading scientist Dr. Long periods of darkness, of course, overshadow these blips of success.

The history of cancer treatment has, by and large, been a long, sad, and mostly failing story. The earliest reference to cancer, in B. With advances in surgery at the end of the s, cancer treatment underwent a reappraisal.

One ambitious surgeon, Dr. These experiences set an expansive stage where cancer plays its role as antagonist and protagonist throughout ancient and modern medical history. Mukherjee saves his best device for last, moving through the centuries with the story of Atossa, a Persian queen from B.

But Mukherjee tempers his optimism, pointing out that with some kinds of cancer, such as pancreatic, the improved survival is measured in months, scarcely enough time for the requisite bookkeeping of our modern lives before we shuffle off the mortal coil.

Corresponding Author: Christopher Beaudoin, BA christopher. Conflict of Interest Disclosures: No conflicts were noted.

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