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The Cancer Chronicles: Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery

 
 
Author
George Johnson.
Publisher Bodley Head  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.45 x 6.3 x 1 inches
ISBN 9781847921666
Pages/Publication Date 285/2013
Daedalus Item Code 54731
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(Finalist for the 2014 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books) When the woman he loved was diagnosed with a metastatic cancer, New York Times science writer and Science Faction video blogger George Johnson set out to learn everything he could about the disease and the people who dedicate their lives to understanding and combating it. What he discovered is that a revolution is now underway—an explosion of new ideas about what cancer really is and where it comes from. Taking us through the realms of epidemiology, clinical trials, laboratory experiments, and scientific hypotheses, he reveals what we know and don't know about cancer, and why a cure remains a slippery concept. Johnson describes tumors that evolve like alien creatures inside the body, paleo-oncologists who uncover petrified tumors clinging to the skeletons of dinosaurs and ancient human ancestors, and the surprising reversals in science's comprehension of the causes of cancer, with the foods we eat and environmental toxins playing a lesser role. Perhaps most fascinating of all is how cancer borrows natural processes involved in the healing of a wound or the unfolding of a human embryo and turns them against the body. Throughout his pursuit, Johnson illuminates the human experience with elegiac grace, bearing witness to the punishing gauntlet of consultations, surgeries, targeted therapies and other treatments.
 
 
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