Breast Cancer Recurrence and Advanced Disease: Comprehensive Expert Guidance is a new book coauthored by one of OT's Twitter friends, David J. Kroll, MD, Professor and Chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences at North Carolina Central University. First author is Barbara L. Gordon, Associate Professor of English at Elon University in North Carolina, who says she wrote the book that she wished she had as she faced late-stage breast cancer.
As Dr. Kroll explains on his “Take as Directed” blog on the PLOS Blogs Network (http://blogs.plos.org/takeasdirected), Professor Gordon then approached her oncologist (and his wife), Heather S. Shaw, MD, then a Duke University Medical Center faculty member, to write such a book; and Dr. Kroll was enlisted to write a section on complementary, alternative, and integrative care. The fourth author, Brooke R. Daniel, MD, now a medical oncologist in private practice in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is a former fellow of Dr. Shaw's.
The book's descriptive information notes that it is designed to gather in one place authoritative medical information about recurrence and late-stage breast cancer and to address the practical, emotional, spiritual, and interpersonal aspects of dying and death.
Helen Chang, MD, PhD, Director of the Revlon/UCLA Breast Center, has noted that women struggling with this difficult diagnosis will find strength and guidance from the book.
The 358-page, paperback book (ISBN 978-0-8223-4763-7, Duke University Press) was published in October and is available in book stores and on Amazon.