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Siddhartha Mukherjee

Siddhartha Mukherjee

Siddhartha Mukherjee is a cancer physician and researcher, a stem cell biologist and a cancer geneticist. He is the author of The Laws of Medicine and The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, which won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in general non-fiction and the Guardian First Book Award. Mukherjee is an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University. A Rhodes Scholar, he graduated from Stanford University, the University of Oxford and Harvard Medical School. His laboratory has identified genes that regulate stem cells and his team is internationally recognized for its discovery of skeletal stem cells and genetic alterations in blood cancers. He has published work in Nature, Cell, Neuron, the New England Journal of Medicine, the New York Times and several other magazines and journals. He lives with his family in New York City.

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Book Launch The First Cell

Azra Raza in conversation with Siddhartha Mukherjee

JLF First Edition is delighted to host the virtual launch of Azra Raza’s work, The First Cell, published by HarperCollins India.

Celebrated oncologist and author Azra Raza is a Professor of Medicine and Director of the MDS Center at Columbia University. Her new book, The First Cell, presents a new paradigm in the ongoing battle against cancer. A lyrical journey from hope to despair and back again the narrative ties together medicine and society. Raza's book emphasises the need for empathy, intelligence and optimism as a foundational tenet for new and groundbreaking research and explores cancer from every angle: medical, scientific, cultural and personal. Together with Pulitzer Prize-winning author and oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee, she explores the complex tapestry of the disease and stresses the need to refocus the attention to the beginning rather than the end.