Oncologist to deliver a Catholic Health Assembly keynote address

June 1, 2015


Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, has been added as a keynote speaker at the 2015 Catholic Health Assembly, June 7-9 in Washington, D.C.

One in three women and one in two men in the U.S. will develop cancer during their lives, according to Mukherjee. In an interview published as an afterword in the book, Mukherjee said he wrote it after a patient with recurrent abdominal cancer told him, "I am willing to go on (with treatment), but I need to know what it is I am battling."


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