Book Review of Emperor of All Maladies, The

Emperor of All Maladies, The
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Buyers should be aware that this book is written purely from an oncologist's point of view, as in 'look at all the fine new treatments we now have' with very little mention of hideous side effects on patients. Tamoxifen, for instance, is described as 'almost free of side effects.' For a book published in 2010, this is remarkably disingenuous. Or else the author just doesn't want to know about that part.