By George Johnson
A New York Times remarkable publication of 2013
When the lady he enjoyed was once clinically determined with a metastatic melanoma, George Johnson got down to study every thing he may possibly in regards to the disorder and the folk who spend their careers attempting to comprehend and to struggle it. What he found is a revolution less than way—an explosion of latest principles approximately what melanoma relatively 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 concept and physics, Johnson explores what we know—and what we nonetheless don't—about melanoma, and why a medication continues to be any such 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, exact remedies, and different remedies. via Johnson’s radiant prose and authoritative standpoint on technological know-how, he is taking us on an event during the heritage and up to date advances in melanoma study that would problem every little thing you proposal you knew concerning the disease.