The American Cancer Society: A History of Saving Lives

The American Cancer Society: A History of Saving Lives


By (author) Irvin M Fleming, By (author) Harmon Eyre, With Jan Pogue, Foreword by George H W Bush


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  • Publisher: American Cancer Society
  • Format: Hardback | 196 pages
  • Dimensions: 251mm x 254mm x 20mm | 1,361g
  • Publication date: 3 December 2009
  • ISBN 10: 0944235913
  • ISBN 13: 9780944235911
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations, frontispiece

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A compelling and inspiring narrative about the history of the American Cancer Society, this thrilling story chronicles the persistence and dedication of those who have devoted their lives to finding a cure for the disease, from the initial meeting at the Harvard Club in New York City in 1913 to the modern day.

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Irvin Fleming, MD, is a professor of surgical oncology in the Department of Surgery at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine and the medical director of the Methodist Healthcare Cancer Center in Memphis, Tennessee. He has been a volunteer for the American Cancer Society for more than twenty years and was the Society's national president in 1993-1994. He lives in Memphis. Harmon Eyre, MD, retired from the American Cancer Society in 2008 after 15 years as its chief medical officer and executive vice president for research and cancer control. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Jan Pogue is a freelance writer. She lives in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.