Racing to A Cure

Racing to A Cure

A Cancer Victim Refuses Chemotherapy and Finds Tomorrow's Cures in Today's Scientific Laboratories

Book - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
Traces the author's survival of deadly mantle-cell lymphoma through his investigation of cutting-edge research cures, describing the author's denouncement of chemotherapy and non-scientific alternative treatments, and citing his efforts to study and exercise currently unapproved options. (Science & Mathematics)

Blackwell North Amer
Racing to a Cure is not a cancer memoir. It is a cancer cure memoir. In 1998 Neil Ruzic was diagnosed with mantle-cell lymphoma, the deadliest cancer of the lymph system. Instead of following recommended courses of chemotherapy and radiation, he took control of his treatment by investigating cures being developed in the nation's cancer research laboratories.
Ruzic went on the offensive: visiting scores of laboratories, gathering information, talking to researchers, and effectively becoming his own patient-care advocate. This book presents his findings. A scathing critique of chemo culture as well as unscientific "alternative" therapies, the book endorses state-of-the-art molecularly based technologies, making it an illuminating and necessary read for anyone interested in cancer research, especially patients and their families and physicians.

Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2003
Description: xi, 426 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780252028670
0252028678
Branch Call Number: 616.99446 Ruz

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