An excerpt from Steve Jobs‘ biography states that he studied, guided and encouraged doctors to try new treatments for Cancer on him!
Steve Jobs, who died out of Cancer recently was interested in knowing how to solve the cancer and he studied about the various new methods to kill cancer. He has also given his DNA to be sequenced for his tumor. And he was among the 20 people on Earth who had their DNA sequenced.
As we all know by this time, Jobs’ biography by Walter Isaacson is coming out on October 24th and an excerpt has already reported that Jobs delayed his cancer treatment for nine months and tried alternative cures for it.
But another excerpt from the book has revealed that he studied, understood, and allowed doctors to tailor drugs and target them to some defective paths. He has also stated that, he would be either the first person to outrun cancer or would be the last person to die from it.
Here’s the excerpt from the book by New York Times:
According to Mr. Isaacson, Mr. Jobs was one of 20 people in the world to have all the genes of his cancer tumor and his normal DNA sequenced…
When he did take the path of surgery and science, Mr. Jobs did so with passion and curiosity, sparing no expense, pushing the frontiers of new treatments. According to Mr. Isaacson, once Mr. Jobs decided on the surgery and medical science, he became an expert — studying, guiding and deciding on each treatment. Mr. Isaacson said Mr. Jobs made the final decision on each new treatment regimen.
The DNA sequencing that Mr. Jobs ultimately went through was done by a collaboration of teams at Stanford, Johns Hopkins, Harvard and the Broad Institute of MIT. The sequencing, Mr. Isaacson writes, allowed doctors to tailor drugs and target them to the defective molecular pathways.
A doctor told Mr. Jobs that the pioneering treatments of the kind he was undergoing would soon make most types of cancer a manageable chronic disease. Later, Mr. Jobs told Mr. Isaacson that he was either going to be one of the first “to outrun a cancer like this” or be among the last “to die from it.”
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