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The Resource Chasing my cure : a doctor's race to turn hope into action : a memoir, David Fajgenbaum

Chasing my cure : a doctor's race to turn hope into action : a memoir, David Fajgenbaum

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Chasing my cure : a doctor's race to turn hope into action : a memoir
Title
Chasing my cure
Title remainder
a doctor's race to turn hope into action : a memoir
Statement of responsibility
David Fajgenbaum
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The powerful memoir of a young doctor and former college athlete diagnosed with a rare disease who spearheaded the search for a cure and became a champion for a new approach to medical research. David Fajgenbaum was a former Georgetown quarterback nicknamed the Beast in medical school, where he was also known for his unmatched mental stamina. But things changed dramatically when he began suffering from inexplicable fatigue. In a matter of weeks, his organs were failing and he was read his last rites. Doctors were baffled by his condition, which they had yet to even diagnose. Floating in and out of consciousness, Fajgenbaum prayed for the equivalent of a game day overtime: a second chance.Miraculously, Fajgenbaum survived ? only to endure repeated near-death relapses from what would eventually be identified as a form of Castleman disease, an extremely deadly and rare condition that acts like a cross between cancer and an autoimmune disorder. When he relapsed while on the only drug in development and realized that the medical community was unlikely to make progress in time to save his life, Fajgenbaum turned his desperate hope for a cure into concrete action: Between hospitalizations, he studied his own charts and tested his own blood samples, looking for clues that could unlock a new treatment. With the help of family, friends, and mentors, he also reached out to other Castleman disease patients and physicians, and eventually came up with an ambitious plan to crowdsource the most promising research questions and recruit world-class researchers to tackle them. Instead of waiting for the scientific stars to align, he would attempt to align them himself.More than five years later and now married to his college sweetheart, Fajgenbaum has seen his hard work pay off: A treatment that he identified has induced a tentative remission and his novel approach to collaborative scientific inquiry has become a blueprint for advancing rare disease research. His incredible story demonstrates the potency of hope, and what can happen when the forces of determination, love, family, faith, and serendipity collide
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technical information on music
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B@L
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fajgenbaum, David
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Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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Read by the author
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fajgenbaum, David C.
  • Lymph nodes
  • Physicians
  • Physicians
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Label
Chasing my cure : a doctor's race to turn hope into action : a memoir, David Fajgenbaum
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=4488954
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Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (6 hr., 50 min., 32 sec.))
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781984890153
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
40c1325f-026c-4b5f-90cf-07dd4af84208
System control number
(OCoLC)1120200285
Tape configuration
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Tape width
not applicable
Label
Chasing my cure : a doctor's race to turn hope into action : a memoir, David Fajgenbaum
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=4488954
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (6 hr., 50 min., 32 sec.))
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781984890153
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
40c1325f-026c-4b5f-90cf-07dd4af84208
System control number
(OCoLC)1120200285
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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