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Rogue Cells

A Conversation on the Myths and Mysteries of Cancer

Richard J. Jones, MD, and T. Michael McCormick, MS Ed

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A compelling guide to understanding cancer and embracing life.

Rogue Cells is the essential guide to navigating cancer diagnosis and treatment. Coauthored by Dr. Richard J. Jones, an internationally renowned cancer physician and researcher, and T. Michael McCormick, this guide provides the important information that patients and physicians need to approach cancer with more hope and less worry and fear.

With an engaging blend of science and humor, Jones and McCormick discuss everything from the causes of cancer to preventative measures and treatment options. Their goal is to educate and reassure...

A compelling guide to understanding cancer and embracing life.

Rogue Cells is the essential guide to navigating cancer diagnosis and treatment. Coauthored by Dr. Richard J. Jones, an internationally renowned cancer physician and researcher, and T. Michael McCormick, this guide provides the important information that patients and physicians need to approach cancer with more hope and less worry and fear.

With an engaging blend of science and humor, Jones and McCormick discuss everything from the causes of cancer to preventative measures and treatment options. Their goal is to educate and reassure readers by translating the science into everyday conversational language covering the biology of cancer, the state of current research, prospects for treatment, and different ways to approach a diagnosis.

For anyone who wants to understand the mechanisms of cancer and how best to make informed decisions about diagnosis and treatment, this work offers a guide to the cancer journey, and how best to navigate it.

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A book on cancer that is actually fun to read—though deeply insightful. It will help patients and their families understand, prevent, and cope with the group of illnesses called cancer.

Even though many of us will develop cancer or encounter it in a family member or close friend, it remains an enigma to most of us. Rogue Cells tackles how and why cancer develops, and how it can be detected, diagnosed, treated, and prevented, providing a practical guide to the disease.

Rogue Cells is a brilliant book and an excellent guide to everything we know about cancer, from its underlying biology to what we can do to prevent and treat it. In writing that combines easy-to-understand science with a dose of humor, Jones and McCormick show us that cancer is no longer a death sentence that we have to fear.

Jones and McCormick have written a tome of hope and optimism about cancer that brings new understanding to everyone affected by this devastating disease. Their writing is a needed and critical update to the field.

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9
Pages
224
ISBN
9781421448282
Illustration Description
23 halftones, 29 line drawings
Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1. Cancer's Myths and Mysteries
Chapter 2. Cancer Biology: Cells Going Rogue
Chapter 3. Cancer Stem Cells: The Dandelion Phenomenon
Chapter 4. Metastasis: The Moving Target
Chapter 5

Introduction
Chapter 1. Cancer's Myths and Mysteries
Chapter 2. Cancer Biology: Cells Going Rogue
Chapter 3. Cancer Stem Cells: The Dandelion Phenomenon
Chapter 4. Metastasis: The Moving Target
Chapter 5. Clinical Basics: Bench to Bedside and Back Again
Chapter 6. Treatment versus Cure: Of Flies, Flyswatters, Dandelions, and Lawn Mowers
Chapter 7. Diagnosing Cancer: Better the Devil You Know Than the Devil You Don't
Chapter 8. Cancer Treatments: Winning the Battle without Losing the War
Chapter 9. Cancer Prevention I: Stop It before It Starts
Chapter 10. Cancer Prevention II: Everything in Moderation (including Moderation)
Chapter 11. How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Not Fear Cancer
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Online Resources
References
Index

Author Bios
Richard J. Jones, MD
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Richard J. Jones, MD

Richard J. Jones, MD (BALTIMORE, MD), is a professor of oncology, medicine, and pathophysiology at Johns Hopkins University, where he is the director of the Hematologic Malignancies and Bone Marrow Transplantation Program. He is also the associate director of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.
T. Michael McCormick
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T. Michael McCormick, MS Ed

T. Michael McCormick, MS Ed (SEVERNA PARK, MD), is retired from a long career in systems and software engineering and information technology management.