Authors Series: George Johnson, author of The Cancer Chronicles

Authors Series: George Johnson, author of The Cancer Chronicles

Authors Series: George Johnson, author of The Cancer Chronicles

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 7:00pm

The Wistar Institute

3601 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Registration is free, but space is limited. 

 

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[photo credit: Kerry Sherck]

In The Cancer Chronicles, science writer George Johhnson takes us on an adventure through the history and recent advances in cancer research that will challenge everything you thought you knew about the disease.   

The Cancer Chronicles

When the woman he loved was diagnosed with a metastatic cancer, science writer George Johnson embarked on a journey to learn everything he could about the disease and the people who dedicate their lives to understanding and combating it. 

What he discovered is a revolution under way—an explosion of new ideas about what cancer really is and where it comes from. 

Read the New York Times review.  

George Johnson

George Johnson writes regularly about science for The New York Times. He has also written for Scientific American, The Atlantic, Time, Slate, and Wired, and his work has been included in The Best American Science Writing. A former Alicia Patterson fellow, he has received awards from PEN and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and his books were twice finalists for the Royal Society's book prize. 

 

Past Author Series Events

Paul Offit, M.D.

Do You Believe in Magic? July 17, 2013.

Sam Kean

The Violinist's Thumb, September 11, 2012

Rob Dunn, Ph.D.

The Wild Life of Our Bodies: Predators, Parasites, and Partners That Shape Who We Are Today, November 8, 2011

Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D.

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, April 20, 2011

Arthur Ainsberg and Thea Cooper

BREAKTHROUGH: Elizabeth Hughes, the Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a Medical Miracle, November 9, 2010

Rebecca Skloot

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, February 16, 2010

Jon Franklin

The Wolf in the Parlor: The Eternal Connection between Humans and Dogs, October 20, 2009

Faye Flam

The Score: How the Quest for Sex Has Shaped the Modern Man, September 16, 2008

Gary Taubes

Good Calories, Bad Calories: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight Control, and Disease, May 13, 2008

Paul Offit, M.D.

Vaccinated: One Man’s Quest to Defeat the World’s Deadliest Diseases, September 18, 2007

Arthur Allen

VACCINE: The Controversial Story of Medicine’s Greatest Lifesaver, May 22, 2007

David Quammen

VACCINE: The Controversial Story of Medicine’s Greatest Lifesaver, May 22, 2007

Nicholas Wade

VACCINE: The Controversial Story of Medicine’s Greatest Lifesaver, May 22, 2007

Joyce E. Chaplin

The First Scientific American: Benjamin Franklin and the Pursuit of Genius, April 24, 2006

Philip J. Hilts

Rx for Survival: Why We Must Rise to the Global Health Challenge, November 17, 2005

Paul Offit, M.D.

The Cutter Incident: How America’s First Polio Vaccine Led to the Growing Vaccine Crisis, October 20, 2005

Brian Burrell

Postcards from the Brain Museum: The Improbable Search for Meaning in the Matter of Famous Minds, March 24, 2005

Jeffrey Kluger

Splendid Solution, February 23, 2005

Stephen S. Hall

Merchants of Immortality: Chasing the Dream of Human Life Extension, May 4, 2004

John M. Barry

The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History, Feb. 19, 2004