narrative medicine

Anne Boyer’s “The Undying” (2/3)

The Polyphony asked two readers, Agnes Arnold-Forster (Research and Engagement Fellow, Surgery and Emotion, University of Roehampton) and Will Viney (Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology, Goldsmiths, UoL), to review Anne Boyer’s highly-publicised 2019 cancer memoir “The Undying”, and to respond to each other’s reviews. In this second of a three-part series, Will Viney considers Boyer’s text in the context of recent developments in ‘personalised’ cancer care.