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The Elephant in the Room

Stories About Cancer Patients and their Doctors

Authors: Waxman, Jonathan

  • The author is both an expert in oncology and a gifted storyteller, making for a unique combination of sound clinical information and an informal, enjoyable style
  • Includes a range of cancer cases
  • Stories are taken from real-life accounts
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The Elephant in the Room is a collection of short stories that creatively communicate the cancer patient’s journey. The stories, based on real-life accounts, are built around the idiosyncratic relationships between patients and their doctors. Using humor, empathy and wisdom, Jonathan Waxman explores the very human side of cancer as well as providing expert commentary on the clinical aspects of diagnosis and therapy of this disease. These stories comfort and entertain, inform and engage, and are a treat to read for anyone whose life has been affected by cancer.

About the authors

Jonathan Waxman is a Professor of Oncology at Imperial College London and consultant physician to the Hammersmith Hospital. He founded The Prostate Cancer Charity, the first United Kingdom national organisation promoting research and patient support for this condition. He is a clinician who has helped develop new treatments for cancer, which are now part of standard practice. He is the author of around 400 research papers and chapters, eleven books on cancer, a book on medical negligence law and a novel, The Fifth Gospel. He directs a laboratory research group comprising 31 scientists, and a clinical trial group. He has raised funds for the building of the Hammersmith Cancer Centre whose spirit aims to combine the best of conventional and alternative therapies. He helped establish an All Party Parliamentary Group to improve cancer treatment and rationalise cancer research throughout the UK. He has developed and led successful and unsuccessful media campaigns to rationalise cancer treatments and change government health policy.

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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Elephant in the Room
Book Subtitle
Stories About Cancer Patients and their Doctors
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-85729-895-9
DOI
10.1007/978-0-85729-895-9
Softcover ISBN
978-0-85729-894-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 264
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