The history of the scientific advances in our battle against cancer.
Despite the medical advances of the last century, cancer kills over half-a million people every year in the United States. Yet despite the tenacity of this universal scourge, the science behind the disease remains a mystery to many people. In Betrayed by Nature, Robin Hesketh provides a concise and comprehensive history of both the science and the medical advances made over the decades. He takes the reader on a riveting tour of human biology to show what happens to the body when the disease develops and makes accessible the science of today's treatments. With cancer affecting one out of three people, this is an illuminating look at the future of one of the world's oldest killers.