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Post by Izupic97_ip » 11 Jan 2019, 07:57

I love the title. I believe it strikes a chord of Hope in the heart of whoever comes across it.

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Post by Izupic97_ip » 11 Jan 2019, 08:01

I love the title. I believe it lights up optimism and strikes a chord of hope to a heart that comes across it.

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Post by BenettaJacobs » 11 Jan 2019, 08:30

I think the author just wants to give hope.. he doesn't necessarily mean it's a done deal, he's trying to show positivity.

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Post by Techelight » 11 Jan 2019, 09:41

the title is pretty cool, because the write up tally very well with the title.

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Post by thehijabi » 11 Jan 2019, 10:32

I don’t think I would read it either because it would just remind me of the many who have ‘lost’ this battle. So, I agree that In Trying To Win The War On Cancer could be a better title.

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Post by Sen_Suzumiya » 11 Jan 2019, 14:07

Now that you mention it, maybe the author uses some bold words in the title. I think I wouldn't choose those words to entitle my book but if you write for a subject like that I guess you need a very optimistic title. I hope you overcome your loss and experience only happiness from here on.
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Post by OpinionatedEducator » 11 Jan 2019, 14:41

I took the title to mean winning one's personal war with Cancer. I haven't read it yet though so I am not sure.

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Post by Mindi » 11 Jan 2019, 14:47

It is a subject many people want more info on. Therefore, the title will be very appealing to those who want answers.

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Post by ea_anthony » 11 Jan 2019, 20:09

My first thought was initially skepticism, however it occurred to me that those in the heat of the battle will try almost any remedy for survival. Since the author is a MD, it might be a risk worth taking.
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Post by ea_anthony » 11 Jan 2019, 20:14

ea_anthony wrote:
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My first thought was initially skepticism, however it occurred to me that those in the heat of the battle will try almost any remedy for survival. Since the author is a MD, it might be a risk worth taking.
The author's father was a molecular biologist, the author is not an MD.
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Post by Choine » 11 Jan 2019, 23:15

In my opinion, the title states the goal set by researchers. I recently lost my grandfather to cancer which would be counted as a loss, but he had won the battle in previous years. I believe the title also states the current progress on cancer research. As we get progress in learning more about the disease and its components, we get closer to finding a cure. By gaining ground and improving the treatment process we are winning. The title is not only an optimistic statement and goal, it is also a progress report on current research and plans set for the future.

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Post by briellejee » 12 Jan 2019, 01:26

thehijabi wrote:
11 Jan 2019, 10:32
I don’t think I would read it either because it would just remind me of the many who have ‘lost’ this battle. So, I agree that In Trying To Win The War On Cancer could be a better title.
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Post by briellejee » 12 Jan 2019, 01:28

Choine wrote:
11 Jan 2019, 23:15
In my opinion, the title states the goal set by researchers. I recently lost my grandfather to cancer which would be counted as a loss, but he had won the battle in previous years. I believe the title also states the current progress on cancer research. As we get progress in learning more about the disease and its components, we get closer to finding a cure. By gaining ground and improving the treatment process we are winning. The title is not only an optimistic statement and goal, it is also a progress report on current research and plans set for the future.
This is a new way of looking at it. I never thought of it as progress! Thank you for sharing your insights! :tiphat:
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Post by Adesola2019 » 12 Jan 2019, 05:24

I am serious to what my reaction in seeing the title. A friend of mine lost loved ones because of cancer; and seeing the "Winning the War on Cancer" as the title of the book made me show him what to read,since it sounded like it claims that its like a done deal, that he is actually winning it when in truth there is only one alternative that may or may not work and it work for him and he win it

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Post by Onyinye Excel » 12 Jan 2019, 05:39

I appreciate the author's aim to instill hope in the heart of the reader. At the same time, I believe the title could do with a little adjustment.False hope is worse than no hope because it leaves you worse than before(My thoughts).

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