Physicians

QUALITY/PHYSICIAN/PHARMA: Test of Survival

Those of you who like your reality dressed up as fiction might like this new book, which Greg Pawelski recommends as telling lots of truth about the oncology-industrial complex.  It’s called A Test of Survival and the web site is worth exploring at least.

 

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  1. I finished reading the novel. It was very much like one book critic described it, “what Tom Clancy did for naval intelligence and submarine design/functionality in ‘The Hunt For Red October,’ she does for cancer research in this book.” Science taking a back seat to public posturing, private bargains, and scandal, set in the cancer industry. I couldn’t put the book down. I had to read it from cover to cover as soon as I could. The characters are fictional, but the science is fact. The only thing it needed (like all novels) was the benefit of either a car chase or a gun fight or preferably both (in order to have a movie made of it). The writer made sure to make it factually supportable, “assays aren’t even complementary medicine much less alternative.

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