Research Technologist with deep interests in Host Cell - Pathogen Interactions & Cancer Research. I enjoy and mostly listen to Non-Fiction audiobooks on Medicine/Science, War and History. I also like to Game when I'm not in the lab.
Compelling, Awe and Enthusiastic.
It is not just one, but all stories involving what the patients went through; the suffering, the pain and agony and how it made some scientists get back to work on Cancer.
Stephen Hoye is just a GREAT narrator.
I really loved the last part of the story (the 3rd book) when he visited Cancer at the Molecular level. Talked more about Cancer Biology, Molecular Biology and a little Virology not forgetting how Scientists discovered some critical key players associated with Cancer. These things moved me a lot...maybe because I'm a Researcher myself.
I recommend this book to all, both technical and non-technical people. It is a story that needs to be told and learnt from.
I would love to have more books like this.
This book reads like a fast paced action thriller, eventhough it is an incredible thought provoking, scientific-, historical, and philosophical book. Hard to do much else while listening, and it is long which means trouble for your other commitments.
The 1954 frank statement of the cigarette companies. Though there were many others, if this was fiction, i'd have found it too absurd. The fact that these are fairly well documented actual events is striking.
well written, well spoken and enough story for both healthcare professionals and lay-persons.
the authors own reasons for writing this book
Mr Hoye,s voice is very pleasing and humanizes the tale very well.
Fascinating book about the history of cancer.
If you know anyone with cancer, buy them this book.
Everything you wanted to know about cancer and more! Incredibly detailed stories about the history behind the many diseases we collectively call cancer. Indepth narratives on the personal lives of those responsible for treatments and breakthroughs of this age-old affliction of mankind. The reader comes away with a sense of hope that there is a army of researchers out there working on every variation of this illness with a cure just around the corner for many. A great read!
This book covers cancer from its discovery to the present. It was a fascinating journey that was very well described by the author's straight-forward prose. I hate to use the word love and cancer in the same sentence, but I loved this book on cancer! I was shocked by the radical cancer surgeries of the past and amazed at the innovations that have been developed. Still, the author left me with the impression the best is yet to come. At $5, this book was a steal.
It provides a complete history - all the personal stories - of people involved in understanding, treating, and being treated for cancer.
Easy to listen to.
I was struck by how personal this research is, and so very subject to almost chance communications between researchers.
I would have liked a little more attention paid to the role of diet and lifestyle in cancer avoidance. Although smoking is thoroughly covered.
One of the best.
Explained the complexities of cancer. How it is the most deadly disease in the world but it has never been categorized as such. How it is so complex that to seek a cure is extremely difficult if not impossible.
My spouse passed away as a result of cancer and I did not think I could get through the book. However, the way it was explained made the battle that my husband waged make much more sense to me.
Easy to listen to.
History of Cancer
This book is a history of a whole branch of medicine that's intertwined with other disciplines as well as the lives of those unfortunate enough to be touched by cancer. The book reads like a mystery novel, starting with the first diagnosis of a seemingly uncurable and mysterious disease all the way to present day where cures for small subsets of different types of cancer slowly begin to appear. The book paves a path of hope for a future where we may one day see an end to this disease all together.
Even for someone like myself who has spent some time in the cancer field, the book can get pretty technical at times, but it answered many questions I've had about the disease in a very clear manner. Despite the sometimes technical nature of this book, the historical and personal anecdotes by the author make for a story that touches the deepest corners of the human experience.
The book provided an interesting account beginning with the first discoveries of cancer cells through the early attempts, and ongoing attempts to eradicate it.
Interesting and well presented. It provided the right amount of detail, in layman's terms. It kept my attention throughout.