Siddhartha Mukherjee, who won a 2011 Pulitzer Prize for “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer,” will present a lecture and book signing at the Johns Hopkins University East Baltimore campus on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 4:30 p.m. in the Albert Owens Auditorium in the Bunting-Blaustein Cancer Research Building at 1650 Orleans St.
Since this talk is expected to draw a large Hopkins crowd and seating in the Owens Auditorium is limited, the lecture will be webcast live for those who are unable to attend and will be archived to watch later. The author will sign only personal copies of the book; no books will be sold. Dr Mukherjee’s lecture is part of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center’s Visiting Professor Lecture Series.
Mukerjee’s book describes how diagnosis and treatment of human cancers has develope from ancient Egypt to the present day. The lecture will cover the history of cancer and the status of cancer treatments and research today.
Mukerjee is an assistant professor of medicine at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center of Columbia University. He graduated from Stanford University, won a Rhodes Scholarship and earned a doctorate from the University of Oxford. He received his medical degree from Harvard University.
The URL for Dr Mukherjee’s webcast.