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The cancer chronicles [electronic resource] : Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery. George Johnson.

Johnson, George. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780385349710 (electronic bk)
  • Date Published: 2013.

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Summary, etc.: When the woman he loved was diagnosed with a metastatic cancer, science writer George Johnson embarked on a journey to learn everything he could about the disease and the people who dedicate their lives to understanding and combating it. What he discovered is a revolution under way--an explosion of new ideas about what cancer really is and where it comes from. In a provocative and intellectually vibrant exploration, he takes us on an adventure through the history and recent advances of cancer research that will challenge everything you thought you knew about the disease. Deftly excavating and illuminating decades of investigation and analysis, he reveals what we know and don't know about cancer, showing why a cure remains such a slippery concept. We follow him as he combs through the realms of epidemiology, clinical trials, laboratory experiments, and scientific hypotheses--rooted in every discipline from evolutionary biology to game theory and physics. Cogently...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Knopf, 2013. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2216 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
History.
Medical.
Science.
Genre: Electronic books.

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