The Cancer Chronicles: Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery

The Cancer Chronicles: Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery

George Johnson

A New York Times impressive booklet of 2013

When the lady he enjoyed was once clinically determined with a metastatic melanoma, George Johnson got down to research every thing he might concerning the affliction and the folks who spend their careers attempting to comprehend and to struggle it. What he came across is a revolution below way—an explosion of latest principles approximately what melanoma relatively is and the place it comes from.

Deftly excavating and illuminating many years of research and research, rooted in each self-discipline from evolutionary biology to online game thought and physics, Johnson explores what we know—and what we nonetheless don't—about melanoma, and why a healing continues to be any such slippery objective. all through his pursuit, Johnson clarifies the human event of melanoma with grace, bearing witness to the punishing gauntlet of consultations, surgical procedures, detailed cures, and different remedies. via Johnson’s radiant prose and authoritative standpoint on technological know-how, he's taking us on an event during the historical past and up to date advances in melanoma learn that might problem every thing you inspiration you knew concerning the disease.

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