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The truth in small doses : why we're losing the war on cancer-and how to win it

Author: Clifton Leaf
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2013.
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A decade ago Leaf, a cancer survivor himself, began to investigate why we had made such limited progress fighting this terrifying disease. The result is a gripping narrative that reveals why the public's immense investment in research has been badly misspent, why scientists seldom collaborate and share their data, why new drugs are so expensive yet routinely fail, and why our best hope for progress-- brilliant young  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clifton Leaf
ISBN: 9781476739984 1476739986 9781476739991 1476739994 9781476740003 1476740003
OCLC Number: 827852575
Description: 499 p. : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The burden : Counting ; The truth in small doses ; A war of attrition ; The soldier --
pt. 2. The myth of the magic bullet : The little orange pill ; Missing the target ; Preemption --
pt. 3. The cancer culture : The wrong bill ; The "door" question ; Publish and perish ; Deadly caution ; Zero to ninety ; Fossils ; The one-eyed surgeon --
pt. 4. The way forward : Matterhorn.
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In an eye-opening history of the war on cancer, a celebrated expert asks why we are losing the battle and how to find victory.  Read more...

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"In this brave and important book, Clifton Leaf explains the state of cancer research today, traces the battles we have won and lost in the war on cancer, and most importantly shows the ways in which Read more...

 
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