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Author Marks, Paul A., author.

Title On the cancer frontier : one man, one disease, and a medical revolution / Paul A. Marks and James Sterngold.

Publication Info. New York : PublicAffairs, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  616.994 MAR    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  616.99 MARKS    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  616.994 MARKS    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  616.994 MARKS    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  616.994061 MA    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xiv, 251 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary "Paul Marks M.D., President Emeritus of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Hospital, attributes the elusive nature of cancer's cure to its inherently anarchic processes. In 1950, the discovery of cancer was all but a death sentence. By 1980, 214 of every 100,000 Americans died from cancer. As late as 1986, an article in the New England Journal of Medicine revealed the less-than-optimistic outlook cancer research, publishing the condemning sentence: "We are losing the war against cancer." In fact, though cancer had not been eliminated, it had begun to be identified for what it is. A highly individualistic disease, variable-a guerrilla cell rather than a marching army. Suddenly science learned how to fight the right war-at ever closer quarters. And at the forefront of the momentous chain of discoveries was Paul Marks. Chronicling the insights of researchers and doctors around the world and the momentous effects of their pains-taking advances- Marks weaves together the humbling account of how and what we learned about the mechanisms of malignant and abnormal cells that make up every one of us"--Provided by publisher.
Contents Cracking medicine's oldest mystery -- Deciphering the inner workings of the cell -- The first look deep inside the cancer cell -- Bringing the new sciences to an old school -- The moon shot -- Teaching cancer cells to die -- The politics of cancer research -- Memorial Sloan-Kettering finds its agent of change -- Getting aggressive in the war on cancer -- A perfect cure- for a single cancer patient -- Changing cancer care from within -- Enlisting a major new ally- the cancer patient -- Breast cancer gets its own home -- Learning to love acid -- The payoff -- Cancer screening as a way of life -- The next leap.
Bibliography Includes index.
Subject Marks, Paul A.
Cancer -- Research.
Cancer -- Treatment -- Research.
Tumors -- Treatment -- Research.
Medicine -- Research.
Marks, Paul A.
Neoplasms -- history.
Antineoplastic Agents -- history.
Biomedical Research.
Cell Transformation, Neoplastic.
Medical Oncology -- history.
Neoplasms -- therapy.
Added Author Sterngold, James, author.
ISBN 9781610392525 (hbk.)
1610392523 (hbk.)
9781610392532 (ebk.)
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