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The Breakthrough: immunotherapy and the race to cure cancer
 

The Breakthrough: immunotherapy and the race to cure cancer (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Graeber, Charles

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Discover cancer's secret weakness and how a new generation of scientists finally cracked the code to fight - and cure - the disease. One hundred years ago, physicians marvelled at patients with bacterial infections who appeared to have been spontaneously cured of deadly tumours. ... read full description below.

ISBN 9781911344865
Barcode 9781911344865
Published 15 November 2018 by Scribe Publications
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781911344865
ISBN-10 1911344862
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Scribe Publications
Imprint Scribe Publications
Publication Date 15 November 2018
International Publication Date 8 November 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Graeber, Charles
Category Award Winning
True Stories: Discovery / Historical / Scientific
Diseases & Disorders
Immunology
Popular Science
Popular Medicine
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Cancer - Popular works - Immunological aspects, Cancer - Popular works - Research
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 616.994079
Catalogue Code 1001019

Description of this Book

Discover cancer's secret weakness and how a new generation of scientists finally cracked the code to fight - and cure - the disease. One hundred years ago, physicians marvelled at patients with bacterial infections who appeared to have been spontaneously cured of deadly tumours. What was a miraculous mystery then is now hard scientific fact: immunotherapy is the cutting edge of cancer treatment, and a crucial breakthrough in the race to find the ultimate cure. Journalist Charles Graeber expertly traces the fascinating history of immuno-oncology and guides readers through the revolutionary scientific research bringing cancer treatment into the 21st century. As advances in our understanding of cancer and the human immune system continue to fuel a therapeutic arms race among biotech and pharmaceutical companies around the world, the next step - harnessing the wealth of new information into modern and more effective patient therapies - is already well underway. The Breakthrough is the first book to address the groundbreaking science of cancer treatment through immunotherapy. It is the incredible true story of the race to find a cure, a dispatch from the life-changing world of oncological science, and a brave new chapter in our fight with cancer.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Commended for BMA Medical Book Awards, Basis of Medicine 2019 (UK)
NZ Review Praise for The Good Nurse: `A remarkable new book ... gripping and brilliantly written.' * Healthcare Risk Management * Praise for The Good Nurse: `Engrossing ... hard-to-put-down ... On one level, The Good Nurse is an absorbing story of a serial killer operating within the walls of what most view as a trusted institution. On another, it's an intriguing detective story. And on another it's an indictment of the hospital industry.' * The New Jersey Star-Ledger * Praise for The Good Nurse: `Graeber doesn't pull punches ... A deeply unsettling addition to the true crime genre.' * Publishers Weekly * Praise for The Good Nurse: `The most terrifying book published this year. It is also one of the most thoughtful ... From a long series of conversations with Cullen, the detectives who solved the case and Amy, a nurse who once was Cullen's best friend and eventually got him to confess, among many other sources, Graeber has crafted a book that is a revelation. The Good Nurse is gripping, sad, suspenseful, rhythmic and beautifully documented (the endnotes to this book are impressive).' * Kirkus Reviews * Praise for The Good Nurse: `A stunning book ... that should and does bring to mind In Cold Blood ... the story appeals to prurient interests, as does any graphic tale of true crime. But The Good Nurse succeeds in being about much more than Mr. Cullen's murderous kinks. The causes of his pathology are not interesting. But the eagerness of ambitious hospital administrators to cover up his misdeeds is revelatory. And the police investigation that brought him down is a thriller in every sense of that word.' * New York Times *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Charles Graeber is a contributing editor for Wired and a contributor to publications such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, GQ, Vogue, and many others. He has received many awards, and his work has been featured on NPR, CNN, the BBC, and numerous other media outlets.

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