The way we treat cancer is about to change forever. This revolutionâ€”and it is precisely thatâ€”was sparked not by the invention of a new drug, but by the evolution of an entirely new way of thinking about and managing cancer. Going forward, doctors will not use pharmaceuticals to attack tumorsâ€”not directly. Rather, the oncologist will treat the patient's immune system with a drug, and then the patient will treat the tumor.
Based entirely on interviews with the investigators, this book is the story of the immuno-oncology pioneers. It's a story of failure, resurrection, and success. It's a story about science, it's a story about discovery, and intuition, and cunning. It's a peek into the lives and thoughts of some of the most gifted medical scientists on the planet.
This is not a textbook. This is a life book. This technology will save/is saving lives, and the book celebrates the living, breathing, thinking, charming, arrogant, funny, obstinate, amazing human beings who are making immuno-oncology happen.
â€śThe stories and lives shared in this book show readers the decades of devotion and passion it takes to imagine a better world and then make it happen. If this book motivates even one more similarly talented and visionary investigator to deliver on their promise it would be a wonderful success.â€ť
â€”Clifford A. Hudis, MD, FACP, FASCO
Chief Executive Officer, American Society of Clinical Oncology