Nick Chen, MD, PhD, is the founder and medical director of The Seattle Integrative Cancer Center in Seattle, Washington. He is a board-certified medical oncologist and internist and a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO) and the International Society of Integrative Oncology (SIO). He is a pioneer in the clinical application of metronomic low-dose chemotherapy and integrative oncology in the management of advanced cancers. Dr. Chen also has trained and practiced medicine on three different continents, which has afforded him extensive knowledge of different treatment models, most of which he incorporates into his practice.
David Tabatsky is a writer, editor, teacher, and performing artist. His publications include Reimagining Women’s Cancers: The Celebrity Diagnosis Guide to Personalized Treatment and Prevention (2016), coauthored with Michele Berman and Mark Boguski; and Reimagining Men’s Cancers: The Celebrity Diagnosis Guide to Personalized Treatment and Prevention (2016), with Mark Boguski and Michele Berman; Write for Life: Communicating Your Way through Cancer (2013); Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cancer Book: 101 Stories of Courage, Support and Love (2009), coauthored with Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Elizabeth Bayer; and The Wright Choice: Your Family’s Prescription for Healthy Eating, Modern Fitness and Saving Money (2011), with Randy Wright, MD.
RX for Hope is a book that is long overdue! It provides a rational basis for an enlightened approach to cancer that honors science, nature, the patient, and last, but not least, the physician’s code to use all rational means to promote health, and alleviate unnecessary suffering.
This forward thinking work provides a full explanation of the benefits of metronomic chemotherapy, showing readers both how it works and why they should consider it when making treatment decisions. It should be applauded.
RX for Hope provides a thorough insight into the aspects of oncology that are often neglected by the modern cancer care establishment despite being instrumental and often successful tools for a segment of cancer patients who haven’t been willing to accept the bleak prognosis offered to them. From emphasis on how chemotherapy administration schedule may affect patient outcomes to a broader attention to the effects that one's own immune system has in controlling cancer, this book makes sense of topics that are generally hard to comprehend. A great read for both cancer patients and doctors alike who are searching for solutions beyond the status quo.
Chen and Tabatsky have provided us with an insightful treatment roadmap for patients who have been diagnosed with cancer. Chen’s results should give patients and clinicians pause and reason to review his methodology. Using the newest and best version of chemotherapy delivery, RX for Hope gives patients more hope for better outcomes.