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Published: 01 October 2017

298 Pages | 56 B&W

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9781621822172

Bookseller Code (01)

A Cure Within

Scientists Unleashing The Immune System to Kill Cancer

Neil Canavan

A Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press Publication

Includes interviews with 2018 Nobel Prize Winners James Allison and Tasuku Honjo

The way we treat cancer is about to change forever. This revolution--and it is precisely that--was sparked not by the invention of a new drug, but by the evolution of an entirely new way of thinking about and managing cancer. Going forward, doctors will not use pharmaceuticals to attack tumors--not directly. Rather, the oncologist will treat the patient's immune system with a drug, and then the patient will treat the tumor.

Based entirely on interviews with the investigators, this book is the story of the immuno-oncology pioneers. It's a story of failure, resurrection, and success. It's a story about science, it's a story about discovery, and intuition, and cunning. It's a peek into the lives and thoughts of some of the most gifted medical scientists on the planet.

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