Health Care

Looking into the history and treatment of cancer

December 1, 2010

Cancer Physician and Author Siddhartha Mukherjee spoke at the Institute recently about his book The Emperor of all Maladies: A Biography of Cancer. In the book, he chronicles the history of cancer, chemotherapy and oncologists. Here, he talks about the first patient to undergo chemotherapy and how his story served as an inspiration for his new book

Watch Mukherjee’s entire talk.

Also at the 2010 Aspen Ideas Festival, David Agus talks about new strategies for tackling cancer, which dont involve chemotherapy or radiation. Watch.