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The Resource The breakthrough : immunotherapy and the race to cure cancer, Charles Graeber

The breakthrough : immunotherapy and the race to cure cancer, Charles Graeber

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The breakthrough : immunotherapy and the race to cure cancer
Title
The breakthrough
Title remainder
immunotherapy and the race to cure cancer
Statement of responsibility
Charles Graeber
Title variation
Immunotherapy and the race to cure cancer
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Draws on the experiences of patients, physicians, and researchers to explain the revolutionary development of immunotherapy as a treatment for cancer and how that information is being harnessed to create more effective patient therapies
  • "For decades, scientists have puzzled over one of medicine's most confounding mysteries: Why doesn't our immune system recognize and fight cancer the way it does other diseases, like the common cold? As it turns out, the answer to that question can be traced to a series of tricks that cancer has developed to turn off normal immune responses--tricks that scientists have only recently discovered and learned to defeat. The result is what many are calling cancer's "penicillin moment," a revolutionary discovery in our understanding of cancer and how to beat it. In THE BREAKTHROUGH, Graeber guides readers through the revolutionary scientific research bringing immunotherapy out of the realm of the miraculous and into the forefront of twenty-first-century medical science. As advances in the fields of cancer research and the human immune system continue to fuel a therapeutic arms race among biotech and pharmaceutical research centers around the world, the next step--harnessing the wealth of new information to create modern and more effective patient therapies--is unfolding at an unprecedented pace, rapidly redefining our relationship with this all-too-human disease. Groundbreaking, riveting, and expertly told, THE BREAKTHROUGH is the story of the game-changing scientific discoveries that unleash our natural ability to recognize and defeat cancer, as told through the experiences of the patients, physicians, and cancer immunotherapy researchers who are on the front lines. This is the incredible true story of the race to find a cure, a dispatch from the life-changing world of modern oncological science, and a brave new chapter in medical history"--Dust jacket
Summary
The New York Times best-selling author of The Good Nurse, details the astonishing scientific discovery of the code to unleashing the human immune system to fight—and possibly even cure—cancer
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10738706
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FMG
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Graeber, Charles
Dewey number
616.994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Cancer
  • Cancer
Target audience
adult
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immunotherapy and the race to cure cancer
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The breakthrough : immunotherapy and the race to cure cancer, Charles Graeber
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 227-288) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Patient 101006 JDS -- A simple idea -- Glimmers in the darkness -- Eureka, Texas -- The three E's -- Tempting fate -- The chimera -- After the gold rush -- It's time -- Appendix A: Types of immunotherapies now and upcoming -- Appendix B: The breakthrough, in brief -- Appendix C: A brief anecdotal history of disease, civilization, and the quest for immunity
Control code
000064804083
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
302 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781455568505
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations (chiefly color)
Label
The breakthrough : immunotherapy and the race to cure cancer, Charles Graeber
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 227-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Patient 101006 JDS -- A simple idea -- Glimmers in the darkness -- Eureka, Texas -- The three E's -- Tempting fate -- The chimera -- After the gold rush -- It's time -- Appendix A: Types of immunotherapies now and upcoming -- Appendix B: The breakthrough, in brief -- Appendix C: A brief anecdotal history of disease, civilization, and the quest for immunity
Control code
000064804083
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
302 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781455568505
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)

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