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*** The Breakthrough by Charles Graeber

The Breakthrough: Immunotherapy and the Race to Cure Cancer explores the exciting progress made in using our own immune system to fight cancer, and, so doing, explains how cancerous cells cleverly evade our immune defenses.

It would be easy to paint a triumphant picture, when in fact progress has been made only for very specific types of cancer, and the author wisely avoids hyperbole while conveying the power of the techniques being developed. Very accessible reading for non-specialists.

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