The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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by DubiousPusher   2020-07-21
If you have someone in your life who is thinking like this and you can get them to read it I highly recommend "The Emporer of All Maladies".

It's not a debunking book. It doesn't even address alternative treatments at all. It is a kind of biography of cancer.

I think it can help because it puts faces to some of the people who have developed cancer treatments over the years. And it really demystifies the work pharmaceutical researches have done to develop chemotherapy.

by chollida1   2017-08-19
Agreed, many times over this is a great book. Not many books have over 500 reviews and a 4.6 out of 5 star rating.

Here's the link without the affiliate code:

by tsotha   2017-08-19
It's from this book:

Highly recommended reading, BTW, though it's a bit depressing.

For the average to go up only four months either we're doing really well against a tiny percentage of cancers or we're doing generally a tiny bit better against most cancers. Or some combination of the two. Either way you look at it that's an indication of lack of progress.

by ohyoutravel   2017-08-19
I just finished the cancer biography "The Emperor of All Maladies" today, and it goes into molecular medicine in the final part. It's a quick read (or else I was particularly interested and read it fast). I highly recommend it in general: