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Overview

In 1998 Neil Ruzic was diagnosed with mantle-cell lymphoma, the deadliest cancer of the lymph system. Unhappy with the success rates of standard chemotherapy and radiation treatments, Ruzic took control of his destiny and began to investigate the cutting-edge cures being developed in research laboratories. Racing to a Cure provides a scathing critique of the chemotherapy culture as well as of unscientific "alternative" therapies and endorses state-of-the-art, molecularly based technologies, making it an illuminating and necessary read for anyone interested in cancer research, especially patients and their families and physicians.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780252073571
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication date: 2/16/2006
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Into the pit 1
2 Watch and learn 12
3 The chemo culture 23
4 Life before cancer 38
5 Our war within 51
6 A half-billion for proof 63
7 The language of medicine 76
8 Cancer vaccines 88
9 Premature results 101
10 Co-stimulating T cells 110
11 Do they have to die? 125
12 Alternative magic 139
13 Allies in the quest 154
14 False alarm 169
15 Does prayer work? 184
16 Project indolence 195
17 Cure cancer in ten years 207
18 Think tanks 219
19 Transplants : risk vs. cure 232
20 Pathways to success 245
21 From India with results 254
22 Anti-angiogenesis 266
23 The mystery of splenectomy 282
24 The strep connection 294
25 Patient rage 307
26 The biotherapy revolution 321
27 Detour 332
28 Cure! 352
29 Waiting for Bexxar 364
30 The end of the race 372
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