Book Of Interest: The Death Of Cancer By Vincent T. DeVita, Jr.

The Death Of Cancer by Vincent T. DeVita, Jr. and his daughter, Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn is by a fifty-year veteran of the cancer wars having been the longest serving director of the National Cancer Institute from 1980-1988, so he has seen the ups and downs of the war against cancer. This book tells of the frustration not of battling cancer only, but of the bureaucracy, back-stabbing, and the grab of power by colleagues and politicians. He believes that science has the necessary tools to win the battle but there is a lack of innovation in the real world of cancer research as well the caution of the FDA and other federal agencies. I am very excited about reading this and discovering from someone that has been in the trenches fighting cancer, about where we really are in this battle. Everyone that is reading this is most likely affected by cancer and its side effects, so I urge you to check it out.

Here are some reviews for you to check out:

From The New York Times

From Malcolm Gladwell and The New Yorker

And finally from The Wall Street Journal


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