The Emperor of All Maladies
Winner of the Guardian First Book Award 2011
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Non-fiction 2011
Shortlisted for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize
Shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize
Now, as cancer becomes an ever more universal experience, the need to understand it, and its treatment, has never been more compelling. In this groundbreaking and award-winning account Siddhartha Mukherjee tells the fascinating story of our relationship with this disease. From brutal early surgical treatments, to Sidney Farber’s hugely risky discovery of chemotherapy, to the author’s treatment of his own patients, he reveals how far we have come in solving one of science's great mysteries and offers a fascinating glimpse of our future progress.
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READ IN DUTCH I had been willing to read The Emperor of All Maladies for quite some time, but never got to it before. At University I follow classes from Biomedical Sciences, so I found it really interesting to read about this. The book is not only about cancer, but mostly about all the different ways scientists en doctors have tried to defeat cancer. Many ways to so have (unfortunately) failed, but it also shows that through more and more research we are coming closer to a better solution. Personally I liked to see so many things I've heard in college be mentioned in this book.
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Having persistently challenged the medical community for centuries, cancer has proved to be the most recalcitrant and most versatile of all villains claiming the lives of humankind. Understanding the ... Read full review
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