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The Cancer Code

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  8 reviews
THE CANCER CODE is a thriller about an altruistic New York biochemist called Jim MacWaide, who discovers a cure for cancer, independent of the world's largest pharmaceutical company - his employers, Gluck Schmidt Little.

Coming from a renowned Napa wine-making family, Jim has spent three years obsessively experimenting on the properties of Resveratrol, an extract of the red
Kindle Edition, 1, 393 pages
Published June 10th 2013 by WINEGOT BOOKS
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Stephanie Dagg
Oct 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
When you think of wine, you don't, as a rule, think of cancer. You think of vineyards basking in the golden rays of a setting sun, of cool cellars and oaken casks, of the complex yet concentrated of a good red wine. And it is becoming evident that wine, red wine in particular, might actually have some beneficial effects on our health, alcohol notwithstanding.
Enter Jim Macwade, a winemakers' son who delved into the scientific world rather than labour on the family' estate. The first impression
Oct 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
I found 'The Cancer Code' by Andrew Findley is a fast paced story but drawn out in parts. I was delighted to find it is not full of scientific details and bogged down with formula talk instead it is an easy to understand thriller about a scientist who finds the cure for cancer (and other diseases as well).

It starts off with a very interesting opening of Jim, the main character and a brilliant scientist who found the cure for a variety of cancers. He receives a letter under his door warning him
Elizabeth (Stuffed Shelves)
Nov 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thriller, action
Jim is obsessed with his research and spends most of his life in his lab. This isn't very helpful for his relationship that he's been in for awhile, and it causes them to grow further and further apart, thus ending in a broken heart.

Later on in life Jim ends up working for a big time pharmaceutical company named Gluck Schmidt Little where he discovers a cure for cancer. Almost immediately he is accused of stealing the formula. This is when he receives a letter warning him, that he may be in
Nov 03, 2013 rated it liked it
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The Cancer Code by Andrew Findlay

The Cancer Code was a fast-pace book about Jim MacWaid.  Jim is very driven in his research.  He spends much of his time and most of his life in a lab.  This causes issues for him and although he is in a long term relationship they end up drifting apart. He goes back to his research. The story fast forwards to Jim and he is working for a Gluck Schmidt Little a big pharmaceutical company. Jim receives a letter warning him. This
Shawnda Blake
Oct 13, 2013 rated it liked it
The Cancer Code by Andrew Findlay had all the elements to make a great scientific thriller, a scientist with the cure for cancer up against the corporate greed of a mega pharmaceutical company, but ultimately the book ended up feeling a bit flat and drawn out. The premise of a cure for cancer coming from Resveratrol, a derivative of grapes, is great and very believable. The Cancer Code is science lite and does not delve into complexity for readers who avoid the overly scientific.

The main problem
Stephanie Wolf
Oct 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Jim MacWaide loved research and the quest for knowledge in microbiology and quantum physics. In his spare time working at the biggest pharmaceutical company in the world, he finally had discovered the cure for cancer. He was proud of his accomplishment, as he should be, but his thoughts for the future of this cure and his companies ideas were two completely different things.

He never thought his life would be in danger, and what was once a simple easy-going man became a man on the run for his
Juliette Townsend
Apr 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
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This book was super interesting. I thought it was incredibly fascinating and I wanted to keep reading and neglect any work I had to do. This book was very well written and everything that explains the cure for cancer isn't written in a way that's hard to understand. In fact, it sounds perfectly realistic. I loved this book from the start and it drew me in instantly. I loved all the different plot lines and the way the book jumped around to
Jul 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Rating: 8.0/10.0

Review: This book was quite good. The cancer code really called out to me because I have several people that are close to me that either have cancer or has died of cancer. The scenarios presented in this book were something that I could see really happening. With corporate espionage, hired hit men, and much more this book will be highly recommended to all thrill lovers! The only thing I didn't like is the book could have wrapped up quite nicely at the 80-85% completion mark, but
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