One in Three

One in Three : A Son's Journey into the History and Science of Cancer

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When his father was diagnosed with cancer, Adam Wishart couldn't find any book that answered his questions: what was the disease, how did it take hold and what did it mean? What is it about cancer's biology that means it has not been eradicated? How close are we, really, to a cure? There was no such book. So he wrote it. "One in Three" interweaves two powerful stories: that of Adam and his father; and also the 200-year search for a cure. This is an optimistic book because the progress of medicine has resulted, during the last decade or so, in declining death rates. So now many doctors believe that within fifty years cancer may become an illness we live with, rather than die from. This is the story of that hope. As one in three of us will develop the disease at some time in our lives this book will help us understand it without blind terror.show more

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  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 163 x 203mm
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1861977522
  • 9781861977526

About Adam Wishart

Adam Wishart is a television producer and director who worked on Tomorrow's World and Horizon. He has won Royal Television Society Awards and a BAFTA. He writes occasionally for The Times, New Scientist, Guardian, and Independent. He is the author of Leaving Reality Behind, (4th Estate).show more

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