May 16, 2013

Jessica Wapner spoke about her book, The Philadelphia Chromosome: A Mutant Gene and the Quest to Cure Cancer at the Genetic Level, at Politics & Prose on Thursday, May 16, 2013.

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.

The Philadelphia Chromosome: A Genetic Mystery, a Lethal Cancer, and the Improbable Invention of a Lifesaving Treatment Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781615191970
Availability: Backordered
Published: The Experiment - April 8th, 2014

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