A Biography of Cancer

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For over four thousand years cancer has been an increasingly common scourge of our species; indiscriminately afflicting the very strong, the very weak, the very young and the very old among us. Yet in all that time, we have come to know relatively little about the disease itself.

We speak with oncologist and author Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, who has been researching and fighting cancer for over a decade. In his new book “The Emperor of All Maladies,” he gives the disease, its various treatments and future prospects a much-needed “biography.”