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

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

Label
On the cancer frontier : one man, one disease, and a medical revolution
Title
On the cancer frontier
Title remainder
one man, one disease, and a medical revolution
Statement of responsibility
Paul A. Marks and James Sterngold
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marks, Paul A
Dewey number
616.99/4061
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RS431.A64
LC item number
M37 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
QZ 11.1
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sterngold, James
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marks, Paul A
  • Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Tumors
  • Medicine
  • HEALTH & FITNESS / General
Label
On the cancer frontier : one man, one disease, and a medical revolution, Paul A. Marks and James Sterngold
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn861895337
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 251 pages
Isbn
9781610392525
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013042849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 1149137
  • (Sirsi) o861895337
  • (OCoLC)861895337
Label
On the cancer frontier : one man, one disease, and a medical revolution, Paul A. Marks and James Sterngold
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn861895337
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 251 pages
Isbn
9781610392525
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013042849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 1149137
  • (Sirsi) o861895337
  • (OCoLC)861895337

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