The First Cell and the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last

The First Cell and the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last by Azra Raza takes a passionate, hard look at the “progress” that has not been made in the war against cancer. The author, an oncologist, lost her husband to the disease so she has a personal and professional stake in moving treatment improvements forward.  We spend 150 billion dollars on cancer every year and the life expectancies for most cancer patients have not changed very much. The book is a call to reexamine the research priorities to focus on early detection rather than late treatment. This is a difficult but essential book. (Non-Fiction)