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Kumble Sandeep Prabhu - Professor of Immunology and Molecular Toxicology, Penn State University Park

Book Title: The Emperor of all Maladies- a biography of cancer

Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee

Book Description:

An eloquently written book by an oncologist, The Emperor of all Maladies brings out many fascinating facts and false notions about cancer and how, despite opposition, existing treatment paradigms were challenged to advance into new and effective treatment regimens. This book also talks about the contribution of Dr. Sidney Farber (widely regarded as the father of chemotherapy). It was the passionate work of Dr. Farber  that has contributed to the state of the art therapies that exist today. It was inspiring to read about how they established the field I work in. I hope this book will inspire many young and brilliant minds at this University and motivate them to challenge paradigms to break new ground in their respective areas of research. 


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