The Emperor of All Maladies

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HarperCollins Publishers, Feb 8, 2011 - Science - 592 pages
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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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User Review  - larryerick - LibraryThing

This is an epic volume. It could be argued that it could have been written with a more poetic, or should I say, flamboyant style, but it is very clearly and solidly crafted, despite it not coming from ... Read full review

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User Review  - pbjwelch - LibraryThing

Intense and very detailed. A good balance of carefully explained science and personal stories. Definitely makes one reflect on how one would react personally to a diagnosis of cancer. Not for the ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Siddhartha Mukherjee M.D., Ph.D., is a cancer physician and researcher. He is an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and a cancer physician at the CU/NYU Presbyterian Hospital. A Rhodes Scholar, he graduated from Stanford University, University of Oxford, and from Harvard Medical School and was a Fellow at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and an attending physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He has published articles in Nature, New England Journal of Medicine, Neuron, the Journal of Clinical Investigation, The New York Times, and The New Republic.
He lives in New York with his wife and daughter.

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