January 18, 2011
KNOW THY ENEMY
Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer (New York: Scribner, 2010) ("In 2010, about six hundred thousand Americans, and more than 7 million humans around the world, will die of cancer. In the United States, one in three women and one in two men will develop cancer during their lifetime. A quarter of all American deaths, and about 15 percent of all deaths worldwide, will be attributed to cancer. In some nations, cancer will surpass heart disease to become the most common cause of death.." Id. at xi. Also see Janet Maslin, "Cancer as Old Foe and Goad to Science," NYT, Thursday, 11/11/2010.).