Unlocking the Secrets of Cells: The New Science Driving Cures for Everything from Cancer to Alzheimer’s Disease
Pioneering oncologist and author Siddhartha Mukherjee will explore how our rapidly evolving understanding of the cell is revealing new cures for cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, infertility and much more.
A spellbinding storyteller and influential voice in the scientific community, Mukherjee is best known for his book The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer. The book won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and told the story of OHSU’s own Dr. Brian Druker’s role in developing Gleevec, the breakthrough treatment for chronic myelogenous leukemia.
Hailed as “A masterpiece on what it means to be human,” Mukherjee’s latest book, The Song of the Cell, covers the history of the cell and how we are now using its power to heal and create undreamed-of new possibilities.