Anticancer - A New Way of Life by Dr David Servan-Schreiber


When David Servan-Schreiber, a dedicated scientist and doctor, was diagnosed with brain cancer, it changed his life. Confronting everything that medicine knows about the illness, the little known workings of the body’s natural cancer-fighting capacities, and his own will to live, he found himself on a fifteen-year journey from disease and relapse into scientific exploration, and finally to health.

Combining memoir with a clear explanation of what makes cancer cells thrive and what inhibits them, and describing both conventional and alternative ways to slow and prevent cancer, Anticancer is revolutionary in its clarity. This book is a moving story of a doctor’s inner and outer search for healing; radical in its discussion of the environment, lifestyle, and trauma; inspiring and cautionary in its certainty that cancer cells lie dormant in all of us - and we all must care for the “terrain” in which they exist.

David Servan-Schreiber, M.D., Ph.D, worked as a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and was cofounder of the Centre for Integrative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre.