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Read "The Emperor of All Maladies A Biography of Cancer" by Siddhartha Mukherjee available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first. Get this from a library! The emperor of all maladies: a biography of cancer. [ Siddhartha Mukherjee] -- A "biography" of cancer from its origins to the epic battle to. Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an.

In the first part, the author mentioned the first description of leukemia as "a suppuration of blood" by Dr. John Bennett and subsequent renaming to "leukemia" by Dr.

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Rudolf Virchow in The author introduces Dr. Sidney Farber as the father of modern chemotherapy, who accidentally discovered aminopterin as a powerful anti-cancer chemical leading to the dramatic remission of leukemia.

In addition, he describes the development of surgery and anesthesia as well as the concept of radicality in the removal of the tumor. In the following parts, this book covers several landmarks in the development of the treatment of cancer including combination chemotherapy and molecular targeted agents.

Another part depicts the exploration history of cancer causes which includes the discovery of cancer-causing viruses such as Rous sarcoma virus and two-hit hypothesis, that is, activated proto-oncogenes jammed accelerators and inactivated tumor suppressor genes missing brakes.

From a clinical viewpoint of a gynecologic oncology fellow, I have particularly welcomed part four, "prevention is the cure".

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The author provides the history of Papanicolau test and mammography as the effective screening strategies for uterine cervix and breast cancers, respectively.

To stop smoking is also introduced as an effective primary prevention of lung cancer.

In conclusion, this book sheds new light on the future of "war against cancer" through comprehensively reviewing the past history of it. The first chapters introduce a cast of memorable characters.

Finally, Mukherjee includes the early days of HIV and the rabid advocacy it inspired see, for example, the play The Normal Heart, which won a Tony in The sword cuts both ways here; scientists were saving lives by accelerating access to experimental treatments, but also setting—and years later springing— the trap for quackery on an international scale see Dr.

Werner Bezwoda.

For a book aimed at relating the enormous intellectual challenge that cancer presents to scientists and laypeople alike, its writing retains enormous heart. The passages about patients are so personal and poignant that you are apt to wonder what was the last nonfiction book you read that provoked such an emotional response— and at the clip of a Tom Clancy thriller.

Also compelling is the ripe-for-Hollywood tale of the young, crusading scientist Dr. Long periods of darkness, of course, overshadow these blips of success.

The history of cancer treatment has, by and large, been a long, sad, and mostly failing story. The earliest reference to cancer, in B.

With advances in surgery at the end of the s, cancer treatment underwent a reappraisal.No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! We want you, the author, to point out to us what's important and what's not.

From the first chemotherapy developed from textile dyes to the possibilities emerging from our understanding of cancer cells, Mukherjee shapes a massive amount of history into a coherent story with a roller-coaster trajectory: You are angry because you have no idea what is doing it.

Its pace, its acuity, its breathtaking, inexorable arc of growth forces rapid, often drastic decisions; it is terrifying to experience, terrifying to observe, and terrifying to treat.

For multilinguals. Enjoyed how the book was laid out.

Arnold R. Enabled X-Ray: I thought I had a knowledge of cancer before this book, but now I understand it, in all of its feverish complexity and horrifying beauty.

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