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List of Useful Easy to Read Books About the Science of Cancer, Plus Movies

2014  –  p53: The Gene that Cracked the Cancer Code by Sue Armstrong. Goodreads page is here. A useful and learned 2015 review by Prives is here. A 2015 Boston Globe review is here.

2013 –  The Philadelphia Chromosome: A Genetic Mystery, a Lethal Cancer, and the Improbable Invention of a Lifesaving Treatment, by Jessica Wapner. Goodreads page is here.

2010 – The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee. It won the 2011 Pulitizer Prize for non-fiction. It is a biography of cancer. It is wonderful.

 Movies and Videos

2015 – PBS turned Emperor of All Maladies into a wonderful miniseries. See this page at PBS for segments and other options.

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Since becoming a lawyer in 1983, Kirk’s over 30 years of practice have focused on advising a wide range of corporations, associations, and individuals (as both plaintiffs and defendants) on both tort and commercial law issues centered around “mass torts.”


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