Jessica Wapner - The Philadelphia Chromosome: A Mutant Gene and the Quest to Cure Cancer at the Genetic Level

Thursday, May 16, 7:00 pm

A genetic mutation that causes chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), the Philadelphia chromosome was first detected in 1959. Some fifty years later, the once deadly CML can be controlled with a daily dose of a drug called Gleevec. Wapner, a widely published science writer, Work in Progress blogger, and former editor of Oncology Spectrum, profiles the dedicated doctors involved in the research and explains the science behind this breakthrough.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
20008 Washington
us
ISBN: 9781615190676
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Experiment - May 14th, 2013

Share this