Author Paul Sanderson had written articles on nutrition in the past, but it was only after his wife Briggs was diagnosed with stage IV cancer that he began putting in hundreds upon hundreds of hours of research on it. Together they battled her cancer for 15 months. They were finally beginning to win the fight, when he lost her to medical errors in what was meant to be a short hospital stay. Briggs, a writer-producer-designer, had been making notes for a book to help other cancer patients and caregivers. The facts and figures on cancer treatments; everything that worked and what to avoid; the long, little-known history of the cancer cure immunotherapy. Paul and she had written plays and screenplays together. "Briggs: Love, Cancer, and the Medical Profession" ended up being their last collaboration, in her memory and incorporating her notes.