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  • New York Academy of Sciences Podcast

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    Oncologist and acclaimed author Siddhartha Mukherjee takes us on a journey through the long and complex history of cancer, and discusses what it took to bring his Pulitzer Prize winning book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, to life.

    Mukherjee spoke at the Academy on April 14, 2011 as part of the Science & the City speakers series. The event was co-sponsored by the Farber Center for Radiation Oncology.

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