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The breakthrough : immunotherapy and the race to cure cancer / Charles Graeber.

Author/Creator:
Graeber, Charles, author.
Other Title:
Immunotherapy and the race to cure cancer
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : Twelve, 2018. , ©2018
Format/Description:
Book
302 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Cancer -- Alternative treatment.
Cancer -- Immunotherapy.
HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Cancer.
MEDICAL / Oncology.
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Cell Biology.
Childrens subjects:
Cancer -- Alternative treatment.
Cancer -- Immunotherapy.
Medical subjects:
Neoplasms -- therapy.
Immunotherapy.
Local subjects:
HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Cancer.
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Cell Biology.
Form/Genre:
Nonfiction.
Summary:
Draws on the experiences of patients, physicians, and researchers to explain the revolutionary development of immunotherapy as a treatment for cancer and how that information is being harnessed to create more effective patient therapies.
"For decades, scientists have puzzled over one of medicine's most confounding mysteries: Why doesn't our immune system recognize and fight cancer the way it does other diseases, like the common cold? As it turns out, the answer to that question can be traced to a series of tricks that cancer has developed to turn off normal immune responses--tricks that scientists have only recently discovered and learned to defeat. The result is what many are calling cancer's "penicillin moment," a revolutionary discovery in our understanding of cancer and how to beat it. In THE BREAKTHROUGH, Graeber guides readers through the revolutionary scientific research bringing immunotherapy out of the realm of the miraculous and into the forefront of twenty-first-century medical science. As advances in the fields of cancer research and the human immune system continue to fuel a therapeutic arms race among biotech and pharmaceutical research centers around the world, the next step--harnessing the wealth of new information to create modern and more effective patient therapies--is unfolding at an unprecedented pace, rapidly redefining our relationship with this all-too-human disease. Groundbreaking, riveting, and expertly told, THE BREAKTHROUGH is the story of the game-changing scientific discoveries that unleash our natural ability to recognize and defeat cancer, as told through the experiences of the patients, physicians, and cancer immunotherapy researchers who are on the front lines. This is the incredible true story of the race to find a cure, a dispatch from the life-changing world of modern oncological science, and a brave new chapter in medical history"--Dust jacket.
Groundbreaking, riveting, and expertly told, THE BREAKTHROUGH is the story of the game-changing scientific discoveries that unleash our natural ability to recognize and defeat cancer, as told through the experiences of the patients, physicians, and cancer immunotherapy researchers who are on the front lines. This is the incredible true story of the race to find a cure, a dispatch from the life-changing world of modern oncological science, and a brave new chapter in medical history. Amazon.com
Contents:
Patient 101006 JDS
A simple idea
Glimmers in the darkness
Eureka, Texas
The three E's
Tempting fate
The chimera
After the gold rush
It's time
Appendix A: Types of immunotherapies now and upcoming
Appendix B: The breakthrough, in brief
Appendix C: A brief anecdotal history of disease, civilization, and the quest for immunity.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (page 227-288) and index.
ISBN:
9781455568505
1455568503
OCLC:
1060524449
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