A Series of Catastrophes & Miracles
A True Story of Love, Science, and CancerBook - 2016
"A wry, witty account of what it is like to face death--and be restored to life. After being diagnosed in her early 40s with metastatic melanoma--a "rapidly fatal" form of cancer--journalist and mother of two Mary Elizabeth Williams finds herself in a race against the clock. She takes a once-in-a-lifetime chance and joins a clinical trial for immunotherapy, a revolutionary drug regimen that trains the body to vanquish malignant cells. Astonishingly, her cancer disappears entirely in just a few weeks. But at the same time, her best friend embarks on a cancer journey of her own--with very different results. Williams's experiences as a patient and a medical test subject reveal with stark honesty what it takes to weather disease, the extraordinary new developments that are rewriting the rules of science--and the healing power of human connection"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: 616.994 W6743s 2016
Characteristics: 304 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Series of catastrophes and miracles
From Library Staff
A well-written memoir from a cancer survivor that gives an interesting glimpse into the world of clinical trials. Read Harder 2016 Category: A nonfiction book about science.