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Cancer fighter

Novelist Andrew McAleer gets personal in his newly published book, Positive Results: True Stories of Inspiration and Hope for Cancer Fighters and Caretakers, which chronicles his 15-year connection with cancer, first as a caretaker and then as a patient. Less than two … Continue reading

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Book award for Sharlene Hesse-Biber

Boston College Professor of Sociology  Sharlene Hesse-Biber has been honored by Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society for Jesuit colleges and universities, with a 2015 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award for her book, Waiting for Cancer to Come: Women’s Experiences with Genetic Testing … Continue reading

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Waiting for Cancer

In her new book Waiting for Cancer to Come: Women’s Experiences with Genetic Testing and Medical Decision Making for Breast and Ovarian Cancer (University of Michigan Press, 2014), Boston College Professor of Sociology Sharlene Hesse-Biber explores the complicated emotional, social, economic and psychological … Continue reading

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Herzlich has “What It Takes”

Super Bowl champion and former Boston College football star Mark Herzlich has written (with Isaac Eger) What It Takes: Fighting For My Life and My Love of the Game (NAL/Penguin, 2014), a new book that tells his story from his childhood to … Continue reading

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RIP Ann Murray Paige

The Boston Globe has published an appreciation of BC alumna Ann Murray Paige, author of pink tips: breast cancer advice from someone who’s been there, who passed away in March. In addition to her book, Paige co-wrote and starred in a … Continue reading

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Breast cancer through a journalist’s lens

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, BC Bookmarks spotlights alumna Ann Murray Paige, a broadcast journalist and author of Words to Live By and pink tips, a book of advice for anyone diagnosed with breast cancer from someone who … Continue reading

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Fighting cancer

Despite gains in research, diagnosis and treatment, cancer killed 571,000 Americans in 2011. In his new book, Cancer As A Metabolic Disease, BC Biology Professor Thomas N. Seyfried offers an expansive review of the metabolic theory of cancer, from its … Continue reading

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