by James J. Fischer, M.D., Ph.D., HS ’65, chair and Robert E. Hunter Professor of Therapeutic Radiology; Word Association Publishers (Tarentum, Penn.), 2000.
Fischer is a cancer specialist and marathon runner who has written a tale of mystery and deception based on a discovery made in his own medical laboratory. This finding, developed to treat cancerous tumors, is so sophisticated that it makes blood doping seem primitive. The novel focuses on a fictional marathoner and his realization that his main rivals are illegally enhancing their performance.