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Cancer Treatment Revolution How Smart Drugs and Other New Therapies Are Renewing Our Hope and Changing the Face of Medicine

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ISBN-10: 0471946540

ISBN-13: 9780471946540

Edition: 2007

Authors: David G. Nathan

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An inspiring examination of cancer and the many new methods of defeating it For the millions of Americans who are affected by invasive cancer, there is good news: today, many cancer patients will enter complete remission and live out their lives cancer-free. In this compelling narrative, David Nathan, one of America's most prominent medical research leaders, explores what it means to have cancer in the 21st century. Through the personal stories of three patients, Nathan reveals the nature of cancer and the history of its treatment, the triumphs and roadblocks in the fields of cancer genetics and gene-based therapy, and the behind-the-scenes efforts of doctors, nurses, and researchers…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited
Publication date: 3/1/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.32" wide x 9.46" long x 0.97" tall
Weight: 1.694

Introduction: The Nature of the Beast
Mario's Story
The First Hours
The Plan
Leukemia and Cancer Chemotherapy
The Final Treatment Plan for Mario
The Risk of Chemotherapy Resistance
Three Critical Smart Drugs: Nursing Care, Psychology, and Social Work
Mario's Future
Joan's Story
A Pleasant Summer Day
Bad News
An Initial Plan
The Surgical Plan
The Medical Plan
The Baton Is Passed
The Consequences of Therapy
The Future of Epithelial Cancer Therapy
Ken's Story
The Explosion
Cancerous Hens and Constipated Mice
Triumph and Tragedy
The Search for More Smart Drugs