"This book simplifies the language of cancer medicine and its related science to a level that allows most patients and family members to understand the important concepts needed to make decisions about treatment and overall care. . . .A unique aspect of this book is Dr. Frank's use of patient vignettes to illustrate his points. These are intertwined with the description of his own feelings about patients and circumstances that oncologists have to deal with everyday. These sections emphasize the human side of cancer."
—Ann A. Jakubowski, Ph.D., M.D., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
"An important resource for patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals.…[It] demonstrates the author’s astute knowledge coupled with profound compassion."
—Phyllis Osterman, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
"Dr. Frank writes in a clear and compassionate manner, presenting a well-organized framework for understanding cancer and participating in care. His use of patient cases helps personalize the information and offers guidance for managing the challenges of a cancer diagnosis. Fighting Cancer with Knowledge and Hope is a book that will provide confidence and direction to people with cancer and their loved ones.”
—Diane Blum, Executive Director, CancerCare
"This is a terrific book and will be a valuable tool for readers who really want to understand the pathophysiology of cancer."
—Julie K. Silver, M.D., author of What Helped Get Me Through: Cancer Survivors Share Wisdom and Hope
"Since reading this book, I understand cancer in a completely different way. . . .it is a 'must have' for people who are newly diagnosed as well as people who have been living with cancer for many years. It can be used by doctors, nurses, and therapists to explain the simple and complex realities of cancer. . . .This resource is of huge value."
—Elizabeth April-Fritz, three time breast cancer survivor
"I found this book unique. It takes complex concepts, pares them down and allows the lay reader to enter a world previously reserved for physicians, scientists, and researchers. This special privilege is offered to the lay reader, enabling one to walk away with a better understanding of cancer and all its ramifications. Adding to its uniqueness is the fact that the book accomplishes its goal without sounding ‘text-bookish’ or overly pedantic."
—Carol T. Avery, Ed.D., R.N., C., co-author of Quick Look Nursing: Obstetric and Pediatric Pathophysiology
"Here is a resource no cancer patient should be without. Simply written and easy to understand, Fighting Cancer answers most questions a cancer patient may have and, most important, offers hope."
—Christine Horner, M.D., F.A.C.S., author Waking the Warrior Goddess: Dr. Christine Horner’s Program to Protect against and Fight Breast Cancer