Cure: Scientific, Social and Organizational Requirements for the Specific Cure of Cancer
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Despite decades of research and billions of dollars, cancer has not been cured. Why? The problem resides in the scientific and philosophical paradigms that form the very foundation of modern cancer research. Most current cancer theories and approaches are logically inconsistent with the evolutionary nature of cancer. The book, which was written for both scientists and non-scientists, clearly explains tumor cell evolution and its logical implications. Requirements are defined that must be satisfied for the consistent and specific cure or control of metastatic cancer. Within the context of these requirements, cancer is one disease, and the cure of cancer is a solvable engineering problem. The author's call for the formation of a major, nonprofit, engineering project to develop a set of drugs for the specific cure of cancer has received the endorsement of leading cancer scientists.
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Sep 21, 2009"A Book That Must Be Read" Although cancer has plagued three generations of my family, I have never had a clear understanding of why it has been so impossible to cure this disease. After reading the book, which I truly could not put down, I feel that I now understand, as well as a layperson can, the underlying dynamics of the disease. Written in a wonderfully simple manner with fascinating vignettes of other scientists who have struggled to gain acceptance of innovative ideas throughout history, the book clearly explains the basic elements of why a cure for cancer has been so elusive. More importantly, Dr. Glazier explains that a new approach to the problem of cancer is required. He outlines a new technology, Pattern Recognition Tumor Targeting that addresses the inherent problems in curing metastatic cancer by targeting patterns of proteins found only in cancer cells. It was amazing to read that despite the extensive scientific interest and support his work has generated... More > there have been incredible obstacles he has been struggling to overcome. This book is a must read for anyone who is concerned about cancer and wants to learn more. It was a revelation to me and gave me much hope for the future.< Less
Dec 2, 2008"An extraordinary work of enormous scientific and social merit." I am writing to express my strongest support for the publication of the book, Cure: Scientific, Social, and Organizational Requirements for the Specific Cure of Cancer. It is an extraordinary work of enormous scientific and social merit. My background and experience give me a unique perspective from which to evaluate Dr. Glazier’s book. My work along with that of my colleagues led to the development of combination chemotherapy and cures for leukemia, lymphoma, and many other forms of cancer. I was privileged to receive the Lasker Award and the first American Association for Cancer Research Lifetime Achievement Award. I mention this background only so that readers of this letter can place my comments into proper context. It may seem that Dr. Glazier is “shooting for the moon” with his call for a focused, goal-oriented, multi-disciplinary engineering project to identify and target abnormal patterns of normal... More > cellular machinery characteristic of the combination of proliferation and invasiveness, and develop a set of 5 to 10 drugs to be used in combination for the specific cure of cancer. To the contrary, I believe he is proposing a logical, scientifically sound, practical, albeit demanding, course of action. I believe that this is exactly the type of project needed to cure cancer. I enthusiastically support the author’s call for action through the formation of a major, non-profit engineering project to develop a set of drugs to be used in combination for the specific cure or control of cancer based on this general unifying theory of cancer. Dr. Emil Frei, III, Physician-in-Chief Emeritus Dana-Farber Cancer Institute The Richard and Susan Smith Distinguished Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School< Less
Nov 5, 2008"A very good book." Why is there still no cure to cancer? I was impressed with this book’s argument that philosophical, social, political, and economic obstacles—as well as limits on scientific knowledge—constitute the answer to this question. The author of this book is a cancer researcher who realized that the prevailing scientific method falls apart when dealing with the problem of cancer. By going back to basics, the author develops a unifying theory of cancer. By walking the reader through logic and science, the author reveals the fascinating view that cancer can only be cured by meeting a set of requirements that apply to all forms of cancer. The author then explains those requirements such that even a lay person can understand them. I found the author’s application of deductive logic to the problem of cancer most compelling and encouraging. The consequences of this book are, admittedly, severe. The author asserts that no current approach being pursued in cancer... More > research is capable of meeting the requirements necessary for the consistent cure of cancer. Interestingly, while the author’s call for action has been heard and supported by a number of leading oncologists in the U.S. (including, of notable fame, Dr. Emil Frei from Dana-Farber, who developed the first cure for leukemia), I feel very frustrated at the fact that, according to the book, an editorial endorsing the project and signed by eight leading cancer scientists was, without criticism of the science, rejected for publication by major science journals. It’s a sad state of affairs. What makes this book so remarkable is that it succeeds at explaining a scientific revolution in cancer research to the average reader. It also succeeds at showing just what could be done to cure cancer. This is a timely, relevant book that is destined to one day have a major impact.< Less
Sep 14, 2008"I strongly recommend this book to anyone who is part of the global effort to understand, and fight, cancer." With the launch of the human cancer genome project, victory against cancer seems to be around the corner. Why, then, do we need yet another book to address the basic issues of the “War on Cancer”? In his book, Dr. Glazier forcefully makes the point that there are major problems that quagmire current cancer research and that there is an urgent need to re-examine the concept of cancer as well as the strategies used to fight it. The simple fact is that new thinking and new organizational efforts are desperately needed to win this war. By reviewing the cancer concept in the context of evolution, scientific knowledge development, and organizational and social requirements, he presents many important viewpoints that have been ignored by the mainstream cancer research community. Driving scientific progress requires us to ask fundamental and yet often unpopular questions in... More > a timely fashion. This takes courage and a sense of responsibility. Dr. Glazier’s book does exactly this for the field of cancer research. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who is part of the global effort to understand, and fight, cancer. --Dr. Henry H. Q. Heng, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Molecular Medicine and Genetics Wayne State University School of Medicine Karmanos Cancer Institute< Less
Jul 12, 2008"Good Book" Cancer is a topic that influences us all. I remember as a young adult I was fortunate to have a relatively healthy family-- life was good and cancer seemed like a foreign topic not relevant to my life circle. How quickly I realized I was wrong when my little sister was diagnosed with childhood leukemia. If you are looking at this book, I am sure you are aware: cancer is a disease that touches us all. I am not a very smart person, but I know that scientists have cancer treatment all wrong. When the same science fails over and over again, you need to change direction, step back, and rethink the problem. That's what Dr. Glazier does in his book, and discusses science that makes sense. The problem is that curing cancer is no longer about the patient or the cure, but politics and green. In fact, even the mention of curing cancer is taboo-- must be a fraud or scam. But Einstein once said, "The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is... More > comprehensible." I don’t know what effect this book will have, if any, but I can only hope it is read by the right people and truly progressive steps are made in cancer research.< Less
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- Standard Copyright License
- January 26, 2008
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 1.59 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
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