NORWALK, Conn. -- A Fairfield author and Norwalk Hospital doctor is set to present his latest book on fighting cancer at an event in Westport on Oct. 10.
Dr. Richard C. Frank will host a book signing at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at Barnes & Noble Booksellers at 1076 Post Road in Westport, according to a press release.
Frank, director of cancer research for the Whittingham Cancer Center at Norwalk Hospital, recently authored a revised book "given the many advances that have occurred in treating cancer since the first edition" of his book "Fighting Cancer With Knowledge and Hope: A Guide for Patients, Families and Health Care Providers."
"The newly published book focuses on new treatment options that have become available, including targeted therapies, immune therapies and personalized cancer medicine," according to the release.
The book provides information on the types of medicines used to fight cancer and it has been completely updated and revised with a new section on alternative cancer therapies and mind-body medicine, according to the release.
“Anyone who is diagnosed with cancer receives a frightening blow, and in many cases the diagnosis is accompanied by a bewildering array of treatment choices," Frank said in the release.
"In this invaluable book, Dr. Frank, as a compassionate and knowledgeable physician, explains what cancer is, which factors determine a patient’s prognosis, how cancer treatments work to eradicate cancer, why they sometimes fail and what patients can do to optimize their own survival," representatives said in the release. "He addresses the immediate and urgent need for accurate information and empowers patients by unlocking the mysteries of the disease and explaining in plain language the ways to confront and combat it."