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“In 2010, about six hundred thousand Americans, and more than 7 million humans around the world, will die of cancer.” With this sobering statistic, physician and researcher Siddhartha Mukherjee begins his comprehensive and eloquent “biography” of one of the most virulent diseases of our time. An exhaustive account of cancer’s origins, The Emperor of All Maladies illustrates how modern treatments—multi-pronged chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery, as well as preventative care—came into existence thanks to a century’s worth of research, trials, and small, essential breakthroughs around the globe.

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