Sunday, February 1, 2015

Mini Book Review: The Cancer Chronicles

By George Johnson

Full title: The Cancer Chronicles: Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery

Long before the cancer lurking in my body became an issue, I had read books on cancer. Curiosity drives me. Some of those books were good. Johnson's book is excellent.

Reading decades of cancer research, Johnson describes what is known and the the vast amount that is unknown. With each new discovery about cancer, it only leads to another question. The cure for cancer is as elusive today as it was when the "war on cancer" began with the National Cancer Act in 1971.

Johnson writes a well focused book about the many areas of cancer research, the treatments for a patient's cancer, and as a family observer of a cancer patient from identification through treatments.

1 comment:

  1. It's pretty amazing, isn't it, that they STILL don't have a cure for cancer. Of course, things are much improved with some cancers and I think I read that each type of cancer is basically a different disease? Still, you'd think they would have better results without surgery, chemo and radiation by now. It would be nice to have a vaccine that would prevent any type of cancer.

    You've been in Tucson for a year now. Any interest in posting your thoughts about your first year "off the road?" I'd be curious how you feel being settled in one spot.


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