The Resource The breakthrough : immunotherapy and the race to cure cancer, Charles Graeber

The breakthrough : immunotherapy and the race to cure cancer, Charles Graeber

Label
The breakthrough : immunotherapy and the race to cure cancer
Title
The breakthrough
Title remainder
immunotherapy and the race to cure cancer
Statement of responsibility
Charles Graeber
Title variation
Immunotherapy and the race to cure cancer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Draws on the experiences of patients, physicians, and researchers to explain the revolutionary development of immunotherapy as a treatment for cancer and how that information is being harnessed to create more effective patient therapies
  • "For decades, scientists have puzzled over one of medicine's most confounding mysteries: Why doesn't our immune system recognize and fight cancer the way it does other diseases, like the common cold? As it turns out, the answer to that question can be traced to a series of tricks that cancer has developed to turn off normal immune responses--tricks that scientists have only recently discovered and learned to defeat. The result is what many are calling cancer's "penicillin moment," a revolutionary discovery in our understanding of cancer and how to beat it. In THE BREAKTHROUGH, Graeber guides readers through the revolutionary scientific research bringing immunotherapy out of the realm of the miraculous and into the forefront of twenty-first-century medical science. As advances in the fields of cancer research and the human immune system continue to fuel a therapeutic arms race among biotech and pharmaceutical research centers around the world, the next step--harnessing the wealth of new information to create modern and more effective patient therapies--is unfolding at an unprecedented pace, rapidly redefining our relationship with this all-too-human disease. Groundbreaking, riveting, and expertly told, THE BREAKTHROUGH is the story of the game-changing scientific discoveries that unleash our natural ability to recognize and defeat cancer, as told through the experiences of the patients, physicians, and cancer immunotherapy researchers who are on the front lines. This is the incredible true story of the race to find a cure, a dispatch from the life-changing world of modern oncological science, and a brave new chapter in medical history"--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
FMG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Graeber, Charles
Dewey number
616.99/4061
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
RC271.I45
LC item number
G73 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
QZ 266
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cancer
  • Cancer
Target audience
adult
Label
The breakthrough : immunotherapy and the race to cure cancer, Charles Graeber
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Patient 101006 JDS -- A simple idea -- Glimmers in the darkness -- Eureka, Texas -- The three E's -- Tempting fate -- The chimera -- After the gold rush -- It's time -- Appendix A: Types of immunotherapies now and upcoming -- Appendix B: The breakthrough, in brief -- Appendix C: A brief anecdotal history of disease, civilization, and the quest for immunity
Control code
ocn1060524449
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
302 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781455568505
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1060524449
Label
The breakthrough : immunotherapy and the race to cure cancer, Charles Graeber
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Patient 101006 JDS -- A simple idea -- Glimmers in the darkness -- Eureka, Texas -- The three E's -- Tempting fate -- The chimera -- After the gold rush -- It's time -- Appendix A: Types of immunotherapies now and upcoming -- Appendix B: The breakthrough, in brief -- Appendix C: A brief anecdotal history of disease, civilization, and the quest for immunity
Control code
ocn1060524449
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
302 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781455568505
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1060524449

Library Locations

  • Albina LibraryBorrow it
    3605 NE 15th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97212, US
    45.549039 -122.650525
  • Belmont LibraryBorrow it
    1038 SE César E. Chávez Boulevard, Portland, OR, 97214, US
    45.515217 -122.622669
  • Capitol Hill LibraryBorrow it
    10723 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, OR, 97219, US
    45.448003 -122.725422
  • Central LibraryBorrow it
    801 SW 10th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97205, US
    45.519098 -122.682899
  • Fairview-Columbia LibraryBorrow it
    1520 NE Village Street, Fairview, OR, 97024, US
    45.532283 -122.439336
  • Gregory Heights LibraryBorrow it
    7921 NE Sandy Boulevard, Portland, OR, 97213, US
    45.551662 -122.581264
  • Gresham LibraryBorrow it
    385 NW Miller Avenue, Gresham, OR, 97030, US
    45.500070 -122.433041
  • Hillsdale LibraryBorrow it
    1525 SW Sunset Boulevard, Portland, OR, 97239, US
    45.479852 -122.694013
  • Holgate LibraryBorrow it
    7905 SE Holgate Boulevard, Portland, OR, 97206, US
    45.490548 -122.582218
  • Hollywood LibraryBorrow it
    4040 NE Tillamook Street, Portland, OR, 97212, US
    45.537544 -122.621237
  • Isom BuildingBorrow it
    205 NE Russell Street , Portland, OR, 97212, US
    45.541222 -122.663268
  • Kenton LibraryBorrow it
    8226 N Denver Avenue, Portland, OR, 97217, US
    45.582857 -122.686379
  • Midland LibraryBorrow it
    805 SE 122nd Avenue, Portland, OR, 97233, US
    45.516683 -122.538488
  • North Portland LibraryBorrow it
    512 N Killingsworth Street, Portland, OR, 97217, US
    45.562454 -122.671507
  • Northwest LibraryBorrow it
    2300 NW Thurman Street, Portland, OR, 97210, US
    45.535316 -122.699254
  • Rockwood LibraryBorrow it
    17917 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR, 97233, US
    45.519541 -122.479013
  • Sellwood-Moreland LibraryBorrow it
    7860 SE 13th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97202, US
    45.467703 -122.652639
  • St. Johns LibraryBorrow it
    7510 N Charleston Avenue, Portland, OR, 97203, US
    45.590046 -122.751043
  • The Title Wave Used BookstoreBorrow it
    216 NE Knott Street, Portland, OR, 97212, US
    45.541647 -122.663075
  • Troutdale LibraryBorrow it
    2451 SW Cherry Park Road, Troutdale, OR, 97060, US
    45.529595 -122.409662
  • Woodstock LibraryBorrow it
    6008 SE 49th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97206, US
    45.478961 -122.612079
Processing Feedback ...