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Description - Cancer on Trial by Peter Keating

In Cancer on Trial Peter Keating and Alberto Cambrosio explore how practitioners established a new style of practice, at the center of which lies the cancer clinical trial. Far from mere testing devices, these trials have become full-fledged experiments that have redefined the practices of clinicians, statisticians, and biologists. Keating and Cambrosio investigate these trials and how they have changed since the 1960s, all the while demonstrating their significant impact on the progression of oncology. A novel look at the institution of clinical cancer research and therapy, this book will be warmly welcomed by historians, sociologists, and anthropologists of science and medicine, as well as clinicians and researchers in the cancer field.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226143040
ISBN-10: 022614304X
Format: Paperback / softback
(60mm x 90mm x mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 20-May-2014
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Peter Keating

Peter Keating is professor of history at the Universite du Quebec a Montreal. Alberto Cambrosio is professor in the Department of Social Studies of Medicine at McGill University. Together, they are the authors of Exquisite Specificity and Biomedical Platforms.

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