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Opis: Cancer Patients, Cancer Pathways

The eleven essays in this volume examine cancer research and treatment as everyday practice in post-war Europe and North America. Rather than writing cancer's history as that of inevitable progress and obstacles overcome, these scholars emphasize how contingency, politics, and institutional interests have informed approaches to research and treatment. Focusing on the interface between individual patient trajectories and the evolving routines of research, therapy and care, the contributors bring together ethnographically-inflected historical and sociological observation with technically well-informed accounts of encounters between patients and professionals. The picture that emerges is one of cancers rather than Cancer, of patients rather than 'The Patient', and of medical practices that are both experimental and routine. As cancer treatment has come to epitomize biomedicine, these essays speak to readers interested more broadly in understanding patients' experiences with large institutions, sophisticated technologies, and clinical research, and the way these experiences can shape treatment policies.Table of Contents Table of Figures Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction; C.Timmermann & E.Toon Three Stories: Generations of Breast Cancer; J.Baines Running Out of Options: Surgery, Hope and Progress in the Management of Lung Cancer, 1950s to 1990s; C.Timmermann A Case Study in Human Experimentation: The Patient as Subject, Object and Victim; G.J.Kutcher Captain Chemo and Mr Wiggly: Patient Information for Children with Cancer in the Late Twentieth Century; E.B.Johnstone Knife, Rays and Women: Controversies about the Uses of Surgery versus Radiotherapy in the Treatment of Female Cancers in France and in the US, 1920-1960; I.Lowy Measured Responses: British Clinical Researchers and Therapies for Advanced Breast Cancer in the 1960s and 1970s; E.Toon Cancer Research and Protocol Patients: From Clinical Material to Committee Advisors; P.Keating & A.Cambrosio Uncertain Enthusiasm: PSA Screening, Proton Therapy, and Prostate Cancer; H.Valier Patients and their Problems: Situated Alliances of Patient-Centred Care and Pathway Development; T.Zuiderent-Jerak, R.Bal & M.Berg Radicalism, Neoliberalism and Biographical Medicine: Constructions of English Patients and Patient Histories around 1980 and Now; J.V.Pickstone Index


Szczegóły: Cancer Patients, Cancer Pathways

Tytuł: Cancer Patients, Cancer Pathways
Producent: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137272072
Rok produkcji: 2012
Ilość stron: 272
Oprawa: Twarda
Waga: 0.47 kg


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Cancer Patients, Cancer Pathways

The eleven essays in this volume examine cancer research and treatment as everyday practice in post-war Europe and North America. Rather than writing cancer's history as that of inevitable progress and obstacles overcome, these scholars emphasize how contingency, politics, and institutional interests have informed approaches to research and treatment. Focusing on the interface between individual patient trajectories and the evolving routines of research, therapy and care, the contributors bring together ethnographically-inflected historical and sociological observation with technically well-informed accounts of encounters between patients and professionals. The picture that emerges is one of cancers rather than Cancer, of patients rather than 'The Patient', and of medical practices that are both experimental and routine. As cancer treatment has come to epitomize biomedicine, these essays speak to readers interested more broadly in understanding patients' experiences with large institutions, sophisticated technologies, and clinical research, and the way these experiences can shape treatment policies.Table of Contents Table of Figures Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction; C.Timmermann & E.Toon Three Stories: Generations of Breast Cancer; J.Baines Running Out of Options: Surgery, Hope and Progress in the Management of Lung Cancer, 1950s to 1990s; C.Timmermann A Case Study in Human Experimentation: The Patient as Subject, Object and Victim; G.J.Kutcher Captain Chemo and Mr Wiggly: Patient Information for Children with Cancer in the Late Twentieth Century; E.B.Johnstone Knife, Rays and Women: Controversies about the Uses of Surgery versus Radiotherapy in the Treatment of Female Cancers in France and in the US, 1920-1960; I.Lowy Measured Responses: British Clinical Researchers and Therapies for Advanced Breast Cancer in the 1960s and 1970s; E.Toon Cancer Research and Protocol Patients: From Clinical Material to Committee Advisors; P.Keating & A.Cambrosio Uncertain Enthusiasm: PSA Screening, Proton Therapy, and Prostate Cancer; H.Valier Patients and their Problems: Situated Alliances of Patient-Centred Care and Pathway Development; T.Zuiderent-Jerak, R.Bal & M.Berg Radicalism, Neoliberalism and Biographical Medicine: Constructions of English Patients and Patient Histories around 1980 and Now; J.V.Pickstone Index

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