The Breakthrough: Immunotherapy and the Race to Cure Cancer 2018(.pdf)
The Breakthrough: Immunotherapy and the Race to Cure Cancer (2018)
TITLE: The Breakthrough: Immunotherapy and the Race to Cure Cancer (2018)
AUTHOR: Charles Graeber
BOOK SPECS: https://www.twelvebooks.com/titles/charles-graeber/the-breakthrough/9781455568499/
FILE SPECS: EPUB format, bookmarks, 23 MB
SYNOPSIS: Cancer is alive. It’s a normal cell, mutated and changed, and it continues to change in the body.
Unfortunately, a cancer drug does not mutate or change.
A drug may poison or starve the cancer for a time, but whatever cancer cells remain will continue to mutate. It only takes one. The drug dances with cancer, but cancer dances away.
As a result, these types of drugs are unlikely to ever truly cure cancer.
But we have killers in our bodies, and scouts and soldiers, a dynamic network of cells more nimble than any cancer. This is our immune system, a living defense as old as life itself.
This system mutates. It adapts. It learns and remembers and matches an innovating disease step for step.
It’s our best tool to cure cancer.
And we have finally discovered how to unleash it.
This is the breakthrough.
Chapter One: Patient 101006 JDS
Chapter Two: A Simple Idea
Chapter Three: Glimmers in the Darkness
Chapter Four: Eureka, Texas
Chapter Five: The Three E’s
Chapter Six: Tempting Fate
Chapter Seven: The Chimera
Chapter Eight: After the Gold Rush
Chapter Nine: It’s Time
Appendix A: Types of Immunotherapies Now and Upcoming
Appendix B: The Breakthrough, in Brief
Appendix C: A Brief Anecdotal History of Disease, Civilization, and the Quest for Immunity