- Print ISBN 9780124201538
- Electronic ISBN 9780124202085
This original fourteen chapter book is a brief, slightly autobiographic tale of medical oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, and breast cancer patients in a well-established cancer center in Texas, who pursued the goal of cure for breast cancer. The evolution of improved outcomes in the treatment of microscopic metastatic breast cancer is also the story of the development of adjuvant chemotherapy for post-operative breast disease. The adjuvant therapy of breast cancer came about with the realization that this malignancy, when diagnosed in most patients, had spread beyond the confines of the primary cancer.
Cancer researchers, oncologists, and cancer patient advocates
"In Texas, and perhaps in all the world, there are few cancer specialists as
widely regarded as Dr. George Blumenschein. Dr. Blumenschein worked
tirelessly to save my sister, Suzy, from this devastating disease. He brought
the same dedication to my breast cancer treatment several years later. His
book is important reading for anyone interested in understanding the sea of
change in breast cancer treatment over the past few decades, made possible
in part by one doctor’s vision and advocacy for people with this disease."
—Nancy G. Brinker, Founder, Susan G. Komen
"An authoritative, accurate, entertaining, and up-to-date summary of the
battle against breast cancer, from a leader in the development of our current
ability to control the disease. While Dr. Blumenschein is able to present the
clinical science, in an understandable way, he maintains the human element
with patient anecdotes, which he presents alongside the science."
—Emil J Freireich, M.D., D.Sc.(Hon.), Distinguished Teaching Professor, Director, Special
Medical Education Programs Director, Adult Leukemia Research Program, The University of
Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center