Biography of Cancer - Siddhartha Mukherjee
For many people, Cancer instills a kind of fear that few other diseases can match. This year, 160,000 Canadians will be diagnosed with some form of Cancer. Siddhartha Mukherjee spends a lot of his days treating people's cancers. He's a cancer physician and researcher, as well as a professor of medicine at Columbia University. And in his quest to better understand the disease, he has written what he calls "A Biography of Cancer." The book is called The Emperor of All Maladies. Siddhartha Mukherjee was in our Toronto studio.
At the top of this interview you heard a scene from the movie Wit, which tells the story of an English professor who is dying of ovarian cancer. Emma Thompson plays the lead role. We ended this segment with her character reciting John Donne's poem, Death be not proud.