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The Resource Chasing hope : a patient's deep dive into stem cells, faith, and the future, Richard M. Cohen

Chasing hope : a patient's deep dive into stem cells, faith, and the future, Richard M. Cohen

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Chasing hope : a patient's deep dive into stem cells, faith, and the future
Title
Chasing hope
Title remainder
a patient's deep dive into stem cells, faith, and the future
Statement of responsibility
Richard M. Cohen
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Richard Cohen struggles with failing limbs and is legally blind. He has survived two bouts of colon cancer and a life-threatening blood clot in his lungs. After enduring decades of harsh treatments and invasive therapies, Cohen decided to trade in his life as a patient. In 2012, Cohen and his wife, Meredith Vieira, were invited to host and chair an adult stem cell conference at the Vatican. Scientists would be gathering in Rome to discuss stem cell therapy for autoimmune diseases, including MS. A believer in the power of denial and determination over faith and hope, Cohen was caught off guard by what he learned. Medical technology had advanced further and more quickly than Cohen had known. Could there be a chance his health could improve? Could MS be cured? As Cohen took part in a pioneering stem cell protocol, he opened himself to the possibility of hope for the first time in his adult life. Cohen's deep dive into the cutting-edge world of stem cell research and his journalistic investigation of hope includes interviews with doctors, scientists, and religious leaders, as well as conversations with others living with chronic conditions, all with the goal of understanding a hope that is both elusive and alluring
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cohen, Richard M
Dewey number
616.834
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH588.S83
LC item number
C65 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cohen, Richard M
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Stem cells
  • Stem cells
  • Stem cells
Target audience
adult
Label
Chasing hope : a patient's deep dive into stem cells, faith, and the future, Richard M. Cohen
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Losing sight of the future -- The diagnosis -- Meredith and company -- An unwanted inheritance -- Resisting help -- The invitation -- Leaving conventional care -- A bleak landscape -- Hope as a family affair -- Invading the Vatican -- Joining the Jesuits -- Dr. Sadiq and the magic stem cells -- East meets west -- The great bone marrow harvest -- The power of human decency -- Stem cell infusion -- Star and crescent -- Blindsided, again -- Psychology and biology of hope -- Anger becomes kid stuff -- Epilogue: pursuing possibility
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 279 pages
Isbn
9780399575259
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1017981237
  • (OCoLC)1017981237
Label
Chasing hope : a patient's deep dive into stem cells, faith, and the future, Richard M. Cohen
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Losing sight of the future -- The diagnosis -- Meredith and company -- An unwanted inheritance -- Resisting help -- The invitation -- Leaving conventional care -- A bleak landscape -- Hope as a family affair -- Invading the Vatican -- Joining the Jesuits -- Dr. Sadiq and the magic stem cells -- East meets west -- The great bone marrow harvest -- The power of human decency -- Stem cell infusion -- Star and crescent -- Blindsided, again -- Psychology and biology of hope -- Anger becomes kid stuff -- Epilogue: pursuing possibility
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 279 pages
Isbn
9780399575259
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1017981237
  • (OCoLC)1017981237

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