Making Cancer History Disease and Discovery at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

ISBN-10: 080189056X
ISBN-13: 9780801890567
Edition: 2008
Authors: James S. Olson
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Description: The history of the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center vividly reveals how cancer treatment in America -- and our attitudes toward the disease -- have changed since the middle of the twentieth century. One of the preeminent cancer centers in the world, M.  More...

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List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 4/13/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 408
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

The history of the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center vividly reveals how cancer treatment in America -- and our attitudes toward the disease -- have changed since the middle of the twentieth century. One of the preeminent cancer centers in the world, M. D. Anderson is also one of the first medical institutions devoted exclusively to caring for people with cancer and researching treatments and cures for the disease. Historian James S. Olson's narrative relates the story of the center's founding and of the surgeons, radiologists, radiotherapists, nurses, medical oncologists, scientists, administrators, and patients who built M. D. Anderson into the world-class institution it is today. Olson brings to life the struggle to understand and treat cancer in America through interviews with M. D. Anderson's leaders and patients. A cancer survivor who has himself been treated at the center, Olson imbues this history with humor, passion, and humanity.

Preface
Acknowledgments
R. Lee Clark, History, and the Dread Disease
Present at the Creation
Designing a Dream, 1946-1950
The Pink Palace, 1950-1955
Changing Paradigms, 1956-1963
M.D. Anderson and the Rise of Medical Oncology, 1964-1969
The Summit, 1970-1971
Waging War and Fading Away, 1971-1977
Charles A. LeMaistre and the Consolidation of Excellence, 1978-1983
Chasing the Devil, 1984-1988
Victory, Defeat, and an Elusive Enemy, 1988-1996
John Mendelsohn and the New Frontiers in Oncology, 1996-2000
New Offensives, 2001-2007
Tipping History?
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Illustrations

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