By George Johnson
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When the girl he enjoyed was once clinically determined with a metastatic melanoma, George Johnson got down to study every little thing he may perhaps concerning the disorder and the folks who spend their careers attempting to comprehend and to struggle it. What he came upon is a revolution lower than way—an explosion of latest rules approximately what melanoma particularly is and the place it comes from.
Deftly excavating and illuminating a long time of research and research, rooted in each self-discipline from evolutionary biology to video game conception and physics, Johnson explores what we know—and what we nonetheless don't—about melanoma, and why a therapy is still the sort of slippery target. all through his pursuit, Johnson clarifies the human adventure of melanoma with grace, bearing witness to the punishing gauntlet of consultations, surgical procedures, certain treatments, and different remedies. via Johnson’s radiant prose and authoritative point of view on technological know-how, he's taking us on an event during the historical past and up to date advances in melanoma examine that would problem every little thing you notion you knew concerning the disease.
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