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Description - Gilda's Disease by M.Steven Piver

Gilda Radner died of ovarian cancer on 20 May, 1989. When the "New York Times" published 'Research Links Diet and Infertility Factors to Ovarian Cancer', by medical writer Larry Altman, on 25 July, 1989, Gilda's husband, Gene Wilder, wrote to the author to ask some pointed questions. Altman urged him to contact Dr M Steven Piver at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. Wilder and Piver met via telephone and immediately recognised their shared common desire. From that time, they have worked together to communicate to the general public what is known about ovarian cancer. When Dr Piver decided to write "Gilda's Disease", he asked Wilder to help him by sharing what he had learned during Gilda's struggle so that others might benefit from their ordeal. Wilder and Piver have worked diligently to ensure that the material provided here is accessible and informative without being too scary. The result is a book that offers both medical and personal insights into ovarian cancer. All royalties will benefit two organisations honouring Gilda's memory: 'Gilda's Club', a free, non-residential support community located in New York City for people with cancer, their families, and friends; and 'The Gilda Radner Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry' in Buffalo, New York, which tracks women with a family history of ovarian cancer and advises them of their risk for developing the disease and methods of prevention.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781573920896
ISBN-10: 1573920894
Format: Hardback
Pages: 184
Imprint: Prometheus Books
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - M.Steven Piver

M. Steven Piver, M.D., is Chief of the Department of Gynecologic Oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. He has published hundreds of articles in medical journals and has appeared as an authority on ovarian cancer on "20/20," "Nightline," "The Oprah Winfrey Show," and other national television programs. Gene Wilder, a veteran of stage, screen, and television, has moved audiences to laughter and tears with his wonderful performances and genuineness.