The Cancer Chronicles: Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery
When science-writer George Johnson's wife was diagnosed with a metastatic cancer, he plunged himself into a study of the disease and of the people who dedicate their lives to understanding and combating it. What he discovered is that a revolution is now underway - a thrilling explosion of theories about what cancer really is and where it comes from. Here we have his luminous accounts of, among other revelations: tumours that evolve like alien creatures inside the body; palaeontologists who have found petrified tumours clinging to the skeletons of dinosaurs and human ancestors; and the surprising changes in science's understanding of the causes of cancer, with dietary specifics and environmental toxins taking a lesser role. The Cancer Chronicles will challenge everything you thought you knew about the disease - and provide hope for tomorrow and into the future.