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Cancer Crossings - A Brother, His Doctors, and the Quest for a Cure to Childhood Leukemia (Hardcover) Loot Price: R372
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Cancer Crossings - A Brother, His Doctors, and the Quest for a Cure to Childhood Leukemia (Hardcover): Tim Wendel

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Cancer Crossings - A Brother, His Doctors, and the Quest for a Cure to Childhood Leukemia (Hardcover)

Tim Wendel; Foreword by Martin Brecher

Series: The Culture and Politics of Health Care Work

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When Eric Wendel was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 1966, the survival rate was 10 percent. Today, it is 90 percent. Even as politicians call for a "Cancer Moonshot," this accomplishment remains a pinnacle in cancer research. The author's daughter, then a medical student at Georgetown Medical School, told her father about this amazing success story. Tim Wendel soon discovered that many of the doctors at the forefront of this effort cared for his brother at Roswell Park in Buffalo, New York. Wendel went in search of this extraordinary group, interviewing Lucius Sinks, James Holland, Donald Pinkel, and others in the field. If there were a Mount Rushmore for cancer research, they would be on it. Despite being ostracized by their medical peers, these doctors developed modern-day chemotherapy practices and invented the blood centrifuge machine, helping thousands of children live longer lives. Part family memoir and part medical narrative, Cancer Crossings explores how the Wendel family found the courage to move ahead with their lives. They learned to sail on Lake Ontario, cruising across miles of open water together, even as the campaign against cancer changed their lives forever.

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Imprint: ILR Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: The Culture and Politics of Health Care Work
Release date: March 2018
Authors: Tim Wendel (Writer in Residence)
Foreword by: Martin Brecher (Professor)
Dimensions: 216 x 140mm (L x W)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 256
ISBN-13: 978-1-5017-1103-9
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Medicine > Clinical & internal medicine
Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Medicine > Clinical & internal medicine > Diseases & disorders
Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health > Coping with personal problems
Books > Medicine > Clinical & internal medicine > Diseases & disorders > Oncology
Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health > Coping with personal problems > Coping with illness
Books > Medicine > Clinical & internal medicine > Diseases & disorders > Oncology > General
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LSN: 1-5017-1103-2
Barcode: 9781501711039

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