Racing to a cure : a cancer victim refuses chemotherapy and finds tomorrow's cures in today's scientific laboratories (eBook, 2003) [WorldCat.org]
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Racing to a cure : a cancer victim refuses chemotherapy and finds tomorrow's cures in today's scientific laboratories

Author: Neil P Ruzic
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Racing to a Cure is not a cancer memoir. It is a cancer cure memoir. In 1998 Neil Ruzic was diagnosed with mantle-cell lymphoma, the deadliest cancer of the lymph system. Instead of following recommended courses of chemotherapy and radiation, he took control of his treatment by investigating cures being developed in the nation's cancer research laboratories." "Ruzic went on the offensive: visiting scores of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal Narrative
Biographies
Personal narratives
Récits personnels
Biography
Named Person: Neil P Ruzic; Neil P Ruzic; Neil P Ruzic
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Neil P Ruzic
OCLC Number: 1036795879
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 426 pages)
Contents: Into the pit --
Watch and learn --
The chemo culture --
Life before cancer --
Our war within --
A half billion for proof --
The language of medicine --
Cancer vaccine --
Premature results --
Co-stimulating T cells --
Do they have to die? --
Alternative magic --
Allies in the quest --
False alarm --
Does prayer work? --
Project indolence --
Cure cancer in ten years --
Think tanks --
Transplants: risk vs. cure --
Pathways to success --
From India with results --
Anti-angiogenesis --
The mystery of splenectomy --
The strep connection --
Patient rage --
The biotherapy revolution --
Detour --
Cure!
Responsibility: Neil Ruzic.
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A cancer memoir detailing the search for biotherapies in cancer treatment, while encouraging others to research, question, and become self-advocates for their own treatments. This book endorses  Read more...

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"In September 1998 publisher and scientific journalist Ruzic was diagnosed with mantle-cell lymphoma... He faced a prognosticated further life-span of 18 months, and that would be made insufferable Read more...

 
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