Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Emperor of all Maladies

No doubt most of you have heard of the 2011 book by Siddhartha Mukherjee: The Emperor of all Maladies - a biography of cancer. It's a fascinating look at cancer throughout history, but puts a great deal of focus on cancer and how its treatments have evolved since the accidental discovery of chemotherapy during World War IIIf you haven't read this Pulitzer Prize winning book, do yourself a favor and check out the film. Stream full episodes for free on PBS.org. It's an emotional 5.5 hours, but I guarantee you will feel inspired at the end of it. 

Mukherjee recently appeared on NPR discussing the new ways oncologists are prescribing cancer treatments. 2016 sees him more hopeful than ever, which gives me a lot of hope for those with a cancer diagnosis.

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