Books et al.CANCER

Winning the war

Science  01 Jan 2016:
Vol. 351, Issue 6268, pp. 36
DOI: 10.1126/science.aad3526

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Summary

In this engaging, provocative, and deeply personal book, Vincent DeVita and Elizabeth DeVita- Raeburn provide a compelling insider's guide into the personalities, organizations, and key protagonists that provided the backdrop and impetus for the unprecedented campaign known as the war on cancer. In addition to insightful (and sometimes unflattering) accounts of the major players in early cancer research and stories about DeVita's relentless attempts to identify appropriate therapies for friends, family and patients, The Death of Cancer presents a candid and disarming critique of the ways in which medicine, and specifically oncology, is regulated in the United States.