NPR story on Cancer through History   1 comment

From the summary: “Mukherjee’s new book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, grew out of his desire to better understand the disease he treats, through examining the way cancer has been described and treated throughout history. He chronicles the ways therapies evolved, particularly in the 20th century, as more treatment options became available and scientists worked to understand the underlying genetic mutations that caused the disease.”

Like  a semester summary. He even mentions the evolution of the “war against cancer” metaphor.


Posted November 18, 2010 by jbork in Uncategorized

One response to “NPR story on Cancer through History

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  1. John:

    I downloaded this to my Nook about a week ago–It is fascinating.


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