Public Lecture + Book Signing with author Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Victoria Inn Embassy Ballroom
Siddhartha Mukherjee – a gifted physician and writer brings new insights into the causes and cures of cancer.
“Mukherjee’s debut book is a sweeping epic of obsession, brilliant researchers, dramatic new treatments, euphoric success and tragic
failure, and the relentless battle by scientists and patients alike against an equally relentless, wily, and elusive enemy.”— Publishers Weekly starred review
“An extraordinary achievement.” —The New Yorker
“Mukherjee’s profound compassion – for cancer patients, their families, as well as the oncologists who, all too often, can offer little hope makes this book a very human history of an elusive and complicated disease.” —Amazon.com review
A cancer specialist, Sid, as he is known to his friends, has devoted his life to caring for victims of cancer, a disease that sickens and kills millions of people around the world each year. As a researcher, his laboratory is at the forefront of discovering new cancer drugs using innovative biological methods.
Ten years in the making, Dr. Mukherjee’s engrossing book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, is a magnificent narrative-driven biography of a shape-shifting and formidable disease that has plagued and riddled humanity for thousands of years. Sid gives readers a fascinating look into the origins and causes of cancer, its deadly effect on the human body, how it has virtually enveloped modern civilization, and the epic battles that are taking place to control, cure, and conquer it.
As Sid notes, cancer now touches in some way the lives of every man, woman and child in the world, while scientists and physicians work tirelessly to bring new treatments and hope to its victims.
Dr. Mukherjee has been published in Nature, New England Journal of Medicine, Neuron, Journal of Clinical Investigation, The New York Times, and The New Republic. His work was nominated for inclusion in Best American Science Writing, 2000.
Sid’s words on the stage and on the page are powerful, illuminating, and inspiring.