The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

Siddhartha Mukherjee

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

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Why is it so hard to cure cancer? - Kyuson Yun

Why we love this book:

It's a feat to write a 500-page book about cancer that isn't depressing, but Mukherjee pulls it off. The Emperor of All Maladies is uplifting and inspiring, even as it chronicles a fight that grows more complex with each new breakthrough. It's better than any other book I've read at illustrating the interdisciplinary nature of such a colossal endeavor, and the necessary contributions by people beyond doctors and scientists.

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