The End of the Beginning
Cancer, Immunity, and the Future of a Cure
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The End of the Beginning is a remarkable history of cancer treatment and the evolution of our understanding of its dynamic interplay with the immune system. Through Michael Kinch's personal experience as a cancer researcher at Washington University and the head of the oncology programme at a leading biotechnology company, we witness the incredible accumulation of breakthrough science and its rapid translation into life-saving technologies that have begun to dramatically increase the quality and quantity of life for cancer patients.
Expanding upon Kinch's own remarkable projects to encompass the vaccines being deployed to eliminate cervical cancer, the development of cancer-specific "smart bombs" in the form of monoclonal antibodies, cellular therapies and checkpoint inhibitors-The End of the Beginning reveals the incredible transformation of cancer treatment happening today. Kinch details the remarkable history of people, science, technology and disease and presents thrilling next-generation technologies that hold the promise to eliminate cancer for some, and perhaps ultimately, for all.