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Published: 24 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012214
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1221-4
Published: 01 August 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395768
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9576-8
Published: 10 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012290-043
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1229-0
...The Ecology of Cancer, and What Do Ants Have to Do with It? 43 Ants are like cancer cells. Conversely, we might say that cancer cells are like ants. Even though they sometimes feel more mammoth- like and slothful, lumberingly prehistoric rather than tiny and socially frenzied. They feel. Of...
Published: 10 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012290-056
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1229-0
...A Talent for Cancer 56 My relative examined you, observed a few of your normal body cells, com- pared them with what it had learned from other humans most like you, and said that you had not only a cancer, but a talent for cancer. It is an alien creature her captor/savior who speaks these words to...
Published: 24 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012214-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1221-4
...1CONCEALING CANCER Accompanying Dr. Nigam the head of the palliative care program at the cancer center at the All India Institute of Medical Science (aiims) on one of her ward rounds, I met a twenty- two- year- old man with an advanced malignancy that left him only a few months to live. He had...
Published: 24 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012214-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1221-4
...2CANCER CONJUGALITY I did not intend to pay particular attention to conjugality when I began ac- companying the cancer care ngo Cansupport on home- care visits. When I first started fieldwork, my questions were about state neglect and aban- donment, and I had expected to find patients focusing on...
Published: 24 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012214-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1221-4
...4CANCER MEMOIRS In the first two chapters of this book, cancer seemed to be a disease in search of a language, its everyday practices caught between speech and conceal- ment. However, the aesthetic accounts I now turn to evidence no such re- luctance to explicate the disease. In this and the next...
Published: 24 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012214-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1221-4
...5CANCER FILMS Medical practitioners in India often complain that Indian films about can- cer present a disheartening picture of the disease to patients. In 2015, a well- known public health specialist Sanghamitra Pati took to the Lancet to diagnose the Indian film industry as itself cancerous.1...
Published: 01 August 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395768-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9576-8
Published: 01 August 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395768-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9576-8
Published: 01 August 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395768-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9576-8
Published: 26 November 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395805-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9580-5
Published: 09 November 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393221-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9322-1
... The MorTaliTy effecT " Counting the Dead in the Cancer Trial S. Lochlann Jain In its attempts to recruit patients with late-stage and metastatic renal cancer, Oxford Biomedica s patient pamphlet takes the stan- dard form of asking and answering an array of imagined patient questions. Among them...
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391258-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9125-8
Published: 03 August 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391227-025
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9122-7
Published: 03 August 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391227-026
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9122-7
Published: 26 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375821-019
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7582-1
Published: 07 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373643-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7364-3
... and other Asian sites on the other. The chapter then describes the cataloging of “Asian” diseases in the light of the high rate of often fatal maladies that take different forms in Asian populations. The focus on Asian types of cancers focuses on ethnic Chinese samples mainly because of the size of...
Published: 10 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373285-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7328-5
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By Aihwa Ong
Published: 07 October 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7364-3
... chapter then describes the cataloging of “Asian” diseases in the light of the high rate of often fatal maladies that take different forms in Asian populations. The focus on Asian types of cancers focuses on ethnic Chinese samples mainly because of the size of the afflicted population and of the potential...