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The Resource A series of catastrophes & miracles : a true story of love, science, and cancer, Mary Elizabeth Williams

A series of catastrophes & miracles : a true story of love, science, and cancer, Mary Elizabeth Williams

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A series of catastrophes & miracles : a true story of love, science, and cancer
Title
A series of catastrophes & miracles
Title remainder
a true story of love, science, and cancer
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Mary Elizabeth Williams
Title variation
A series of catastrophes and miracles
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Language
eng
Summary
"A wry, witty account of what it is like to face death--and be restored to life. After being diagnosed in her early 40s with metastatic melanoma--a "rapidly fatal" form of cancer--journalist and mother of two Mary Elizabeth Williams finds herself in a race against the clock. She takes a once-in-a-lifetime chance and joins a clinical trial for immunotherapy, a revolutionary drug regimen that trains the body to vanquish malignant cells. Astonishingly, her cancer disappears entirely in just a few weeks. But at the same time, her best friend embarks on a cancer journey of her own--with very different results. Williams's experiences as a patient and a medical test subject reveal with stark honesty what it takes to weather disease, the extraordinary new developments that are rewriting the rules of science--and the healing power of human connection"--
Summary
"A wry, witty account of what it is like to face death--and be restored to life. After being diagnosed in her early 40s with metastatic melanoma--a "rapidly fatal" form of cancer--journalist and mother of two Mary Elizabeth Williams finds herself in a race against the clock. She takes a once-in-a-lifetime chance and joins a clinical trial for immunotherapy, a revolutionary drug regimen that trains the body to vanquish malignant cells. Astonishingly, her cancer disappears entirely in just a few weeks. But at the same time, her best friend embarks on a cancer journey of her own--with very different results. Williams's experiences as a patient and a medical test subject reveal with stark honesty what it takes to weather disease, the extraordinary new developments that are rewriting the rules of science--and the healing power of human connection"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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10469198
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 362.19699/40092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC269.5
LC item number
.W55 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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a true story of love, science, and cancer
Label
A series of catastrophes & miracles : a true story of love, science, and cancer, Mary Elizabeth Williams
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Note
Includes reader discussion guide
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-299)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20632225
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781426216336
Lccn
2015033584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn916591765
Label
A series of catastrophes & miracles : a true story of love, science, and cancer, Mary Elizabeth Williams
Publication
Note
Includes reader discussion guide
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-299)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20632225
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781426216336
Lccn
2015033584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn916591765

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