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El Emperador de Todos Los Males / The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

El Emperador de Todos Los Males / The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer - Siddharth Mukherjee

El Emperador de Todos Los Males / The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer


Uno de los mejores libros de no ficci n la d cada del 2010 seg n Times

En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.
El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

One of Time's 10 Best Nonfiction Books of the 2010s

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.

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Uno de los mejores libros de no ficci n la d cada del 2010 seg n Times

En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.
El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

One of Time's 10 Best Nonfiction Books of the 2010s

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
En 2010, siete millones de personas murieron de c ncer en todo el mundo. Con esta fr a estad stica Siddhartha Mukherjee, m dico e investigador oncol gico, arranca su amplia y absorbente biograf a de una de las enfermedades m s extendidas de nuestro tiempo.


El emperador de todos los males es una cr nica completa del c ncer desde sus or genes hasta los modernos tratamientos (quimioterapia de diversos tipos, radioterapia y cirug a, adem s de la prevenci n) que han surgido gracias a un siglo de investigaci n, ensayos y peque os avances trascendentales en muchos lugares distintos.

Este libro es un repaso a la ciencia del c ncer y a la historia de los tratamientos que le han hecho frente, pero tambi n es una reflexi n sobre la enfermedad, la tica m dica y las complejas y entrelazadas vidas de los onc logos y sus pacientes. La empat a que muestra Mukherjee hacia los enfermos de c ncer y sus familias, as como hacia los m dicos que muy a menudo tan pocas esperanzas les pueden ofrecer, hacen de este libro una historia llena de humanidad de una enfermedad compleja e inasible.

Rese as:
Esta obra deber a valer a Mukherjee un merecido lugar en el pante n de los grandes divulgadores de nuestra era, junto a Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould y Stephen Hawking.
The Boston Globe

Una magistral historia de la investigaci n sobre el c ncer.
Publishers Weekly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with--and perished from--for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive--and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.

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