Outliving Cancer

Outliving Cancer

by Robert A. Nagourney M.D., Dr Robert a Nagourney


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By taking a fresh look at some of medicine's most sacrosanct dictates, Dr. Nagourney has found a better, faster, smarter way to treat even the most complex cancers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591203063
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 03/15/2013
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 106,389
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology, and hematology. Founder of Rational Therapeutics, a cancer research institute located in Long Beach, California.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Foreword Keith I. Block, MD xiii

Preface xvii

Introduction 1

1 A Walk in the Park 5

2 A Brief History of Chemotherapy and Chemosensitivity Testing 9

3 Early Scientific Discoveries 15

4 Anything That Works 27

5 The Neutrino 35

6 Epiphany 39

7 Cell Death Allows for Life 43

8 Unraveling the Mystery 47

9 Finally, Rational Therapy 51

10 Never Give Cancer an Even Break 57

11 Outliving Hospice 61

12 East Meets West 67

13 Garlic, Wine, Chocolate, and More 73

14 Treatable Cancers Should Be Treated Correctly 79

15 When All Else Fails 89

16 The Progress in Treating Kidney Cancer 103

17 Ah, the Simple Life 109

18 What to Do When Your Genes Don't Fit 113

19 Genetic Versus Functional Analysis 129

20 Targeted Therapies 135

21 The Future of Cancer Research Lies Behind Us 147

22 The Causes of Cancer 151

23 To Cancer and Beyond 157


A Cancer Research Explained 165

B What to Expect When You're Expecting a Conversation with Your Oncologist 169

C A Practical Guide for the Use of Chemosensitivity Testing 175

D Assay Criteria 185

E Physician/Patient Advocate Resources 189

Glossary 197

References 219

Index 223

About the Author 237

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