Charles Graeber, award-winning journalist and the author of the Edgar-nominated New York Times bestseller “The Good Nurse” details the astonishing scientific discovery of the code to unleashing the human immune system to fight — and possibly even cure — cancer.
In The Breakthrough, Graeber guides readers through the revolutionary scientific research bringing immunotherapy out of the realm of the miraculous and into the forefront of twenty-first-century medical science. As advances in the fields of cancer research and the human immune system continue to fuel a therapeutic arms race among biotech and pharmaceutical research centers around the world, the next step-harnessing the wealth of new information to create modern and more effective patient therapies-is unfolding at an unprecedented pace, rapidly redefining our relationship with this all-too-human disease.
Thomas Gajewski, MD, PhD is Professor in the Departments of Pathology and Medicine. He oversees the melanoma oncology clinic, is Leader of the Immunology and Cancer Program at the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center and directs the Human Immunologic Monitoring core facility. Dr. Gajewski received the 2017 William B. Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Tumor Immunology citing how his overall body of work has enhanced our understanding of the interactions between tumors, immune cells, and other factors that play a role in the immune response to cancer.
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