2014 год. Vintage When the woman he loved was diagnosed with a metastatic cancer, George Johnson set out to learn everything he could about the disease and the people who spend their careers trying to understand and to fight it. Deftly excavating and illuminating decades of investigation and analysis, rooted in every discipline from evolutionary biology to game theory and physics, Johnson explores what we know--and what we still don't--about cancer, and why a cure remains such a slippery concept. Throughout his pursuit, Johnson clarifies the human experience of cancer with grace, bearing witness to the punishing gauntlet of consultations, surgeries, targeted therapies, and other treatments. For anyone whose life has been touched by cancer, this book provides a new understanding through Johnson's radiant prose and authoritative eye-opening perspective on science.