The New Frontier of Curing Cancer
Written by Peter Rooney
Category: Biography & Autobiography - Medical; Health & Fitness - Diseases - Cancer; Medical - Immunology
Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
On Sale Date: November 28, 2017
When an X-ray of a sore arm quickly leads to a diagnosis of Stage IV kidney cancer—one which would soon affect his bones, his lungs, lymph nodes, and brain—Peter Rooney’s life will never be the same. Faced with the prognosis of an incurable disease and armed only with the will to fight back, Immunopatient chronicles Peter’s desperate quest for hope and healing, and the experimental treatment that will give him a chance to strike back at his disease.
Detailing both the medical breakthroughs that provided Peter with cutting-edge treatment and his inspirational quest to conquer both his fear and his illness through mindfulness and positive visualization, Immunopatient is a gripping memoir, one that offers new hope to cancer patients everywhere to never give up looking for answers. Peter’s story, both humble and human, showcases the heights of medical science and the depths of human endurance, proving that anything is possible as long as you keep moving forward.
About the Author
Peter Rooney has more than a decade's experience working as an award-winning journalist for newspapers in Illinois and for the Associated Press in Berlin. Peter also worked alongside Gehrung Associates to help academic institutions tell their stories through the publication of research breakthroughs, unconventional wisdom from the social sciences, and other insights from academia. He was heading up communications at Amherst College when he was diagnosed with advanced stage kidney cancer, which had already progressed to his bones, lungs, lymph nodes and brain. He lives in Keene, NH, with his wife, Katharina.
Praise for Immunopatient
"Immunopatient guides the reader through the new world of cancer immunotherapy... Anyone seeking to better understand immunotherapy will find this book to be compelling reading and a valuable roadmap." —Gordon Freeman, PhD, immunology researcher, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
"Immunopatient provides the reader with hope, inspiration, and a fact-based overview of the field of cancer immunotherapy." —James Mier, MD, Director of Laboratory Research, Biologics Therapy Program, Beth Israel-Deaconness Medical Center; Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
"In the cancer community we become family, confidantes, and co-conspirators against this disease that has us or our loved ones in its grasp. Immunopatient brings you into this world at a time when hopes have never been higher. Peter explains how and why in his gripping, heartfelt, deeply personal story. Read it." —Robin Martinez, Community Coordinator, SmartPatients.com