One in Three

One in Three

A Son's Journey Into the History and Science of Cancer

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Baker & Taylor
A history of cancer covers the scientific discoveries of the eighteenth century and the modern worldwide research efforts to treat and cure the disease, while offering the author's own experience as the son of a cancer patient.

Perseus Publishing
When his father contracted cancer, writer and documentary director Adam Wishart wanted to find a book that answered his most basic questions: What was the disease, how did it take hold and what did it mean? What is it about cancer’s biology that makes it hard to eradicate? How close are we to a cure? There was no such book, so Wishart wrote it. Here is his personal, journalistic take on the history of cancer and the encouraging story of science’s progress in changing the outlook on cancer from a disease that we die from to one that we live with. Where the mere use of the ?c” word used to be enough to terrify people, now that attitude is about to change, as genetics and effective treatments become better understood. One in three of us will contract cancer in our life times; uniquely comprehensive and, amazingly enough, optimistic, this book will help us to understand the disease without fear.


Book News
When his father was diagnosed with cancer, documentary filmmaker Adam Wishart began searching for basic information about this disease that afflicts one person in three at some point in their lifetime. In this accessible text, he describes what cancer is, explains why it is so hard to eradicate, and traces the two hundred-year history of cancer research. This information is woven together with Wishart's personal account of coping with his father's illness. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher Group West
When his father contracted cancer, writer and documentary director Adam Wishart wanted to find a book that answered his most basic questions: What was the disease, how did it take hold and what did it mean? What is it about cancer’s biology that makes it hard to eradicate? How close are we to a cure? There was no such book, so Wishart wrote it. Here is his personal, journalistic take on the history of cancer and the encouraging story of science’s progress in changing the outlook on cancer from a disease that we die from to one that we live with. Where the mere use of the “c” word used to be enough to terrify people, now that attitude is about to change, as genetics and effective treatments become better understood. One in three of us will contract cancer in our life times; uniquely comprehensive and, amazingly enough, optimistic, this book will help us to understand the disease without fear.


Baker
& Taylor

A journalistic perspective on cancer by the son of a cancer patient pairs the story of his father's treatment with a two-hundred-year history of the disease, from the scientific discoveries of the eighteenth century to the research efforts throughout the world that have significantly extended the lives of patients.

Publisher: New York : Grove Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780802118400
0802118402
Characteristics: 288 p. ; 24 cm

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