The Emperor of All Maladies

 
The Emperor of All Maladies, Siddhartha MukherjeeThe Emperor of All Maladies, Siddhartha MukherjeeThe Emperor of All Maladies, Siddhartha MukherjeeThe Emperor of All Maladies, Siddhartha MukherjeeThe Emperor of All Maladies, Siddhartha MukherjeeThe Emperor of All Maladies, Siddhartha MukherjeeThe Emperor of All Maladies, Siddhartha MukherjeeThe Emperor of All Maladies, Siddhartha MukherjeeThe Emperor of All Maladies, Siddhartha MukherjeeThe Emperor of All Maladies, Siddhartha MukherjeeThe Emperor of All Maladies, Siddhartha Mukherjee
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A comprehensive history of cancer -- one of the greatest enemies of medical progress -- and an insight into its effects and potential cures, by a leading expert on the illness. Cancer is one of a handful of human ailments that continue to elude us. The modern age is plagued with news of rising cancer rates, all kinds of possible man-made causes and a constant stream of potential miracle cures. In the course of his investigations into cancer, however, Siddhartha Mukherjee discovered that it is an ancient illness, which endured for centuries as a private matter, swaddled in secrecy and shame. Peering beyond the screen he saw that every generation had imagined cancer uniquely, and made its own desperately inventive attempt to find a cure. It...  More
 
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Brilliantly written. A must read for anyone working in or around oncology. Including patients.

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We are all touched by cancer in some way. This fascinating book is a "biography" of cancer. It is very enlightening in many ways. We learn about the disease and the history of treatments. It really gives insight into how crude the treatments and... more
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