The Changing Faces of Childhood Cancer
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The Changing Faces of Childhood Cancer

Clinical and Cultural Visions since 1940
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ISBN-13:
9781349541850
Einband:
Book
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.01.2015
Seiten:
252
Autor:
Joanna Baines
Gewicht:
321 g
Format:
216x140x13 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Introduction 1. Childhood Cancer, a Disease Apart 2. The Rise of Childhood Leukaemia 3. Working with Larger Numbers - the Development of Large-Scale Clinical Trials 4. Cancer Microbes, the Tumour Safari, and Chemical Cures 5. Making the News and the Need for Hope 6. A New Breed of Doctor 7. Living with Uncertainty - Three Patients on Trial 8. Experiences of Survivorship Conclusion
This book traces the development of British answers to the problem of childhood cancer. The establishment of the NHS and better training for paediatricians, meant children were given access to experimental chemotherapy, sending cure rates soaring. Children with cancer were thrust into the spotlight as individuals' stories of hope hit the headlines.