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From Kurmond Kid to Cancer Crusader

Fred Stephens

From Kurmond Kid to Cancer Crusader
From Kurmond Kid to Cancer Crusader tells the inspiring story of Professor Fred Stephens's rise from a rural childhood to become one of Australia's leading cancer surgeons and campaigners, pioneering new treatment methods for localised cancers. In writing this book he hopes to convince authorities that a comprehensive cancer centre can no longer be considered complete without a widely experienced Department of Surgical Oncology.

'Professor Stephens's dedicated career pioneering the scientific, multifaceted treatment of people with locally advanced cancers is now part of medical history. The trials and tribulations that befall pioneers of radical sensible ideas, such as jealousy, pig-headedness and hidden political motives, and how they have been overcome by this courageous and talented surgeon, are now part of this open, very readable story.' - Professor Earl Owen, AO, Past President, International College of Surgeons

'Frederick Stephens grew up in a house without electricity, telephone, running water or sewerage. From this, he grew up to be Professor of Surgery at the University of Sydney - a remarkable achievement ... Along the way, he helped improve dramatically the treatment of surgical patients with cancer.' - Karl S. Kruszelnicki, Julius Sumner Miller Fellow, University of Sydney

'Professor Fred Stephens details a frank but warm account of his time as a student, surgeon, father and husband. Stephens is an inspirational Australian who shares his personal account of his life and career openly and honestly.' - Sophie Wylde MAIMS, Senior Scientific Officer (Biochemistry), Curtin University (www.aims.org.au)

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Category Biography/Autobiography/True Stories
Format Paperback
Size 235 x 160 mm
ISBN 9781862549579
Extent 208 pages
Price: AU$29.95 including GST
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