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Book 6: The Cancer Chronicles: Unlocking Medicine’s Deepest Mystery by George Johnson (2014 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books)

Cancer is a disease that inspires dread in many people. Most of us have had some experience of it or, at the very least, have read one of the myriad articles in the press about the latest cause or cure. George Johnson’s The Cancer Chronicles cuts through all of the noise and confusion, and presents a fascinating, often frightening, but ultimately empowering, account of the history of cancer and the human quest to understand it. 


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