The Death of Cancer - After Fifty Years on the Front Lines of Medicine, a Pioneering Oncologist Reveals Why the War on Cancer Is Winnable and How We Can Get There-logo

The Death of Cancer - After Fifty Years on the Front Lines of Medicine, a Pioneering Oncologist Reveals Why the War on Cancer Is Winnable and How We Can Get There

Vincent T. DeVita, Jr., M.D.

Cancer touches everybody's life in one way or another. But most of us know very little about how the disease works, why we treat it the way we do, and the personalities whose dedication got us where we are today. For fifty years, Dr. Vincent T. DeVita Jr. has been one of those key players: he has held just about every major position in the field, and he developed the first successful chemotherapy treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma, a breakthrough the American Society of Clinical Oncologists has called the top research advance in half a century of chemotherapy. As one of oncology's leading figures, DeVita knows what cancer looks like from the lab bench and the bedside. The Death of Cancer is his illuminating and deeply personal look at the science and the history of one of the world's most formidable diseases. In DeVita's hands, even the most complex medical concepts are comprehensible. Cowritten with DeVita's daughter, the science writer Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn, The Death of Cancer is also a personal tale about the false starts and major breakthroughs, the strong-willed oncologists who clashed with conservative administrators (and one another), and the courageous patients whose willingness to test cutting-edge research helped those oncologists find potential treatments. An emotionally compelling and informative read, The Death of Cancer is also a call to arms. DeVita believes that we're well on our way to curing cancer but that there are things we need to change in order to get there. Mortality rates are declining, but America's cancer patients are still being shortchanged-by timid doctors, by misguided national agendas, by compromised bureaucracies, and by a lack of access to information about the strengths and weaknesses of the nation's cancer centers. With historical depth and authenticity, DeVita reveals the true story of the fight against cancer. The Death of Cancer is an ambitious, vital audiobook about a life-and-death subject that touches us all.

Cancer touches everybody's life in one way or another. But most of us know very little about how the disease works, why we treat it the way we do, and the personalities whose dedication got us where we are today. For fifty years, Dr. Vincent T. DeVita Jr. has been one of those key players: he has held just about every major position in the field, and he developed the first successful chemotherapy treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma, a breakthrough the American Society of Clinical Oncologists has called the top research advance in half a century of chemotherapy. As one of oncology's leading figures, DeVita knows what cancer looks like from the lab bench and the bedside. The Death of Cancer is his illuminating and deeply personal look at the science and the history of one of the world's most formidable diseases. In DeVita's hands, even the most complex medical concepts are comprehensible. Cowritten with DeVita's daughter, the science writer Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn, The Death of Cancer is also a personal tale about the false starts and major breakthroughs, the strong-willed oncologists who clashed with conservative administrators (and one another), and the courageous patients whose willingness to test cutting-edge research helped those oncologists find potential treatments. An emotionally compelling and informative read, The Death of Cancer is also a call to arms. DeVita believes that we're well on our way to curing cancer but that there are things we need to change in order to get there. Mortality rates are declining, but America's cancer patients are still being shortchanged-by timid doctors, by misguided national agendas, by compromised bureaucracies, and by a lack of access to information about the strengths and weaknesses of the nation's cancer centers. With historical depth and authenticity, DeVita reveals the true story of the fight against cancer. The Death of Cancer is an ambitious, vital audiobook about a life-and-death subject that touches us all.
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Cancer touches everybody's life in one way or another. But most of us know very little about how the disease works, why we treat it the way we do, and the personalities whose dedication got us where we are today. For fifty years, Dr. Vincent T. DeVita Jr. has been one of those key players: he has held just about every major position in the field, and he developed the first successful chemotherapy treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma, a breakthrough the American Society of Clinical Oncologists has called the top research advance in half a century of chemotherapy. As one of oncology's leading figures, DeVita knows what cancer looks like from the lab bench and the bedside. The Death of Cancer is his illuminating and deeply personal look at the science and the history of one of the world's most formidable diseases. In DeVita's hands, even the most complex medical concepts are comprehensible. Cowritten with DeVita's daughter, the science writer Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn, The Death of Cancer is also a personal tale about the false starts and major breakthroughs, the strong-willed oncologists who clashed with conservative administrators (and one another), and the courageous patients whose willingness to test cutting-edge research helped those oncologists find potential treatments. An emotionally compelling and informative read, The Death of Cancer is also a call to arms. DeVita believes that we're well on our way to curing cancer but that there are things we need to change in order to get there. Mortality rates are declining, but America's cancer patients are still being shortchanged-by timid doctors, by misguided national agendas, by compromised bureaucracies, and by a lack of access to information about the strengths and weaknesses of the nation's cancer centers. With historical depth and authenticity, DeVita reveals the true story of the fight against cancer. The Death of Cancer is an ambitious, vital audiobook about a life-and-death subject that touches us all.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn, Stephen McLaughlin

Length:

12h 19m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

26:59


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

27:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

23:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

23:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

29:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

29:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

26:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

24:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:00


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

25:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

24:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

24:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

28:56


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

28:40


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

22:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

22:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

22:17


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

22:39


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

23:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

25:50


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

26:18


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

25:47


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

26:19


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

22:06


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

21:56