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The media term "war on cancer" evokes images of a war against a standing army, but, as this combination memoir and medical research history amply demonstrates, cancer fighters face numerous ingenious guerilla cells, not one indivisible fighting force. Dr. Paul Marks, the author of this book, has learned that lesson in the trenches: As the longtime president of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Hospital, he presided over two decades of research and thousands of individual struggles against the tenacity of this disease. Ultimately hopeful, his On the Cancer Frontier takes hard looks at what we have done and what we can do against a malady that was once an almost certain death sentence.