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The Resource The death of cancer : after fifty years on the front lines of medicine, a pioneering oncologist reveals why the war on cancer is winnable--and how we can get there, Vincent T. DeVita, Jr., M.D., and Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn

The death of cancer : after fifty years on the front lines of medicine, a pioneering oncologist reveals why the war on cancer is winnable--and how we can get there, Vincent T. DeVita, Jr., M.D., and Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn

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The death of cancer : after fifty years on the front lines of medicine, a pioneering oncologist reveals why the war on cancer is winnable--and how we can get there
Title
The death of cancer
Title remainder
after fifty years on the front lines of medicine, a pioneering oncologist reveals why the war on cancer is winnable--and how we can get there
Statement of responsibility
Vincent T. DeVita, Jr., M.D., and Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The true story of the war on cancer from one of its generals. In The Death of Cancer, Dr. Vincent T. DeVita Jr.--former director of the National Cancer Institute, former physician-in-chief at Memorial Sloan Kettering, director of the Yale Cancer Center, former president of the American Cancer Society, and developer of the first successful chemotherapy treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma, which first demonstrated that advanced cancers of a major organ system in adults could be cured by chemotherapy--provides a personal history of one of the greatest science stories of our time, covering our fight against cancer from a man who's seen it all. But this is more than a history; it's also a work of advocacy. Despite declining mortality rates, DeVita argues, America's cancer patients are being shortchanged by timid doctors, misguided national agendas, and compromised bureaucracies. He gives readers an eye-opening look at the strengths and weaknesses of America's most prestigious cancer centers, showing how patients can use this information to their advantage. Though we're rapidly approaching total victory over cancer, he contends, we need to do more to synthesize our progress and help doctors put it into practice. This is an ambitious book about a life-or-death subject, a vital entry into the cancer literature genre. With historical depth and authenticity, DeVita brings important information to readers about what cancer is, how best to fight it, and what we still have to learn"--
  • "A personal history of the war on cancer, told by the pioneering oncologist who developed the first successful chemotherapy treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma"--
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contains biographical information
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10455283
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DLC
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1935-
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DeVita, Vincent T.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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DeVita-Raeburn, Elizabeth
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True
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  • DeVita, Vincent T.
  • Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Oncologists
  • MEDICAL / General
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after fifty years on the front lines of medicine, a pioneering oncologist reveals why the war on cancer is winnable--and how we can get there
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The death of cancer : after fifty years on the front lines of medicine, a pioneering oncologist reveals why the war on cancer is winnable--and how we can get there, Vincent T. DeVita, Jr., M.D., and Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-306) 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
Introduction -- Outrageous fortune -- The chemotherapists -- MOMP -- MOPP -- The war on cancer -- Boots on the ground -- Cleaning house at the National Cancer Institute -- Frances Kelsey syndrome -- Where rubber meets the road -- The death of cancer -- Outrageous fortune part II
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
324 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374135607
Lccn
2015011104
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
BRO-copy20151110-074
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn907295398
  • (OCoLC)907295398
  • 355145
Label
The death of cancer : after fifty years on the front lines of medicine, a pioneering oncologist reveals why the war on cancer is winnable--and how we can get there, Vincent T. DeVita, Jr., M.D., and Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-306) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Outrageous fortune -- The chemotherapists -- MOMP -- MOPP -- The war on cancer -- Boots on the ground -- Cleaning house at the National Cancer Institute -- Frances Kelsey syndrome -- Where rubber meets the road -- The death of cancer -- Outrageous fortune part II
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
324 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374135607
Lccn
2015011104
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
BRO-copy20151110-074
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn907295398
  • (OCoLC)907295398
  • 355145

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