The First Cell: And the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last

The First Cell: And the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last cover

The First Cell: And the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last

By  Azra Raza
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With the fascinating scholarship of The Emperor of All Maladies and the deeply personal experience of When Breath Becomes Air, a world-class oncologist examines the current state of cancer and its devastating impact on the individuals it affects -- including herself.
In The First Cell, Azra Raza offers a searing account of how both medicine and our society (mis)treats cancer, how we can do better, and why we must. A lyrical journey from hope to despair and back again, The First Cell explores cancer from every angle: medical, scientific, cultural, and personal. Indeed, Raza describes how she bore the terrible burden of being her own husband's oncologist as he succumbed to leukemia. Like When Breath Becomes Air, The First Cell is no ordinary book of medicine, but a book of wisdom and grace by an author who has devoted her life to making the unbearable easier to bear.

Azra Raza is the Chan Soon-Shiong professor of medicine and the director of the MDS Center at Columbia University. In addition to publishing widely in basic and clinical cancer research, Raza is also the coeditor of the highly acclaimed website 3QuarksDaily.com. She lives in New York City.

ISBN: 9781541699526

ISBN-10: 9781541699526

Publisher: Basic Books

Publication Date: 10/15/2019 - 12:00am

On Sale: 10/15/2019 - 12:00am

Pages: 368

Language: English

Categories

Medical / Oncology / Leukemia & Lymphoma

Health & Fitness / Diseases & Conditions / Cancer

Biography & Autobiography / Medical (incl. Patients)

Social Science / Disease & Health Issues

Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs