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by John Laszlo

Category: Diseases and Physical Ailments
Subcategory: Health, Diets and Fitness
Author: John Laszlo
ISBN: 0813523850
ISBN13: 978-0813523859
Language: English
Publisher: Rutgers University Press (September 1, 1996)
Pages: 304
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This book details in depth the history of the people who developed the chemotherapy regimens that would make leukemia a survivable cancer. In addition I learned about the importance of the blood cell separator machine.

This book details in depth the history of the people who developed the chemotherapy regimens that would make leukemia a survivable cancer. This machine that allowed platelets to be isolated and given back to patients made it possible for more intensive chemotherapy. This book really does a great job explaining how the dosages were derived through years of testing. The fi Wonderfully informative yet easy to read book

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SmEsH
Wel Written Book,
Growing up, I heard about far too many youngsters who died from childhood leukemia. I followed the research done on this killer as much as I could. I remember going door to door in my neighborhood asking for funds for the Leukemia Society right after football star Ernie Davis succumbed to this disease. His story and how he helped researchers was written up in this book. The cases of the early leukemia survivors and the profiles of the doctors involved is well told. Do read this book.
Zainn
An excellent read, well-written and very informative, giving lots of compelling reading about the pioneers of leukemia treatment.
Stanober
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Ynonno
A fascinating and well wrtten accounting of the incredible story behind the conquering of much of childhood leukemia. These are real hero's stories.
zzzachibis
This is primarily a collection of interviews with scientists who, in the course of their careers, moved childhood leukemia from an inevitable death sentence to usually curable.

The book is heartwarming and wonderful, because the interviewees are wonderful. Dr. Laszlo, a cancer researcher himself -- as was his father -- has great rapport with his colleagues, eliciting loads of intriguing, and even outrageous, statements.

The Cure of Childhood Leukemia is not academic history. Laszlo does not have an agenda, beyond that he values his late father, his professional friends, and their patients. Based on the information given, you can draw your own conclusions as to whether the relative cowboy style of cancer research in the 1940's and 1950's was better than the increasingly rule-bound systems for obtaining permission to do research, and obtain drug approvals, seen today.

The real subject of the book, to me, is human nature under extreme stress. Don't worry about it being dated. Just read it. It's good for any adult, and a precocious child with leukemia won't be harmed.

Now,the Amazon Kindle aspect. As I write this, in August 2013, the Kindle edition sells for US$35.40. Because of that price, I borrowed from the public library.

On the dust jacket, it says the author is "donating all royalties to the American Cancer Society." And, on page 4:

"The American Cancer Society gave me the freedom to write the book; the Society is not responsible for its content but will receive its proceeds."

So, Amazon -- how much of that $35.40 is going to the American Cancer Society? If most, it should be noted on this web page, and I then would probably have bought the eBook. If, eighteen years after publication, proceeds are no longer going to battle cancer, shame on whomever is getting the revenue.
Stick
As a mother of 3, one of which has ALL Acute Lymphoblastic leukaemia, and a researcher, I want parents to know that there is more out there than this author offers. The tragedy is a moral one, while they have been using our children as guinee pigs for 30 years they have also shut out all other promising research of less harmful treatments that have shown good results. Only "inefficent" cyto toxins have been promoted and invested in. Fishbowl mentality not serving humanity but serving Big Pharma profits. My 3yr old has nearly died from cyto toxic chemo and this treatment predisposes patients to multiple other cancers in future. Cyto-toxins may be an appropriate first aid but as a prolonged treatment they are harmful in hidden and devistating ways. Hippocrates said "first thout should do no harm", perhaps looking outside the square as they did to find quantum physics, would be more successful and less devistating to families. We have lost everything due to the treatment alone. Alternatives provide more promise and better results but people are frightened and guilted into taking chemo, by MDs, when there are more efficent treatments for the long term with less harmful side effects. THis publication is good for the historical point, showing the investment since the great wars in cyto-toxins. But many competing and more successful treatments have been suppressed due to this treatment. Interestingly chemo has extreemly poor results with any other cancer and yet it is used universally in all cancers. Not exactly commonsense. Multinationals suppress our technology to enable continued profit from fossil fuels and the same authorities suppress competing research in this industry because they don't want to lose market share or admitt the limitations of the cyto-toxic industry. Parents are not given choice in this treatment and the population based statistics used do not cater for individual needs. It has supprised me how little medical professionals know about cutting edge research and how quickly new breakthroughs get lost or dissapear. MD's are only as good as the information provided to them and can the source of information be trusted given the cold war approach to cyto-toxic alternatives. The fishy smell is the economics. Ignorance and economics are putting our children at risk in prevention and cure. A Fact. Cyto-toxins cannot proport to be a cure or miracle, too many children have died from cyto toxic effects and experimentation that continues today. THe crime is in not looking beyond the first aid approach, beyond cyto-toxins, to focus on harm minimisation and treatments that are more efficient than current drugs. THis book is written by someone that is entrenched in the fishbowl mentality and has only painted part of the historical picture. Again he is only as good as the information provided to him. I am a researcher, I know what I am speaking of. Bring parents choice and harm minimisation or get off the podium. It took Medical professionals 200 years before they allowed Vitamin c to become a mainstream treatment of scurvey, shunning the proporter as a quack. OUr children are still dying from ignorance in 2005.
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