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Is Cancer Still the Emperor? How Innovative Research and Treatments Offer Hope for a Cure

Wednesday, November 13, 6:00pm8:00pm
Members $20 for Virginia Historical Society and MCV members [Complimentary for Virginia Historical Society 1831 Society, Weddell Society, and Associate members] (Join today) Nonmembers $30
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
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In 2009, physician, researcher, and science writer, Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, published his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer. In it, he describes the story of cancer as a human story marked by ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also hubris, paternalism, and misperception. (Pre-order your copy of the book from our Museum Shop.)

Join a panel of physicians and researchers from the VCU Massey Cancer Center as they discuss the impact of Mukherjee’s book and the groundbreaking advances in cancer research, treatment, and prevention that has emerged during the past decade. A reception will follow the lecture.

Ross Mackenzie — Retired Syndicated Columnist and Editor of the Editorial Pages of The Richmond News Leader and the Richmond Times-Dispatch

Peter F. Buckley, M.D. — Dean, VCU School of Medicine 

Walter Lawrence, M.D. — Founding Director, VCU Massey Cancer Center 

Steven Grant, M.D. — Shirley Carter and Sture Gordon Olsson Chair in Cancer Research; Professor and Eminent Scholar, Internal Medicine, School of Medicine; Associate Director for Translational Research, VCU Massey Cancer Center; Program Co-Leader, Developmental Therapeutics 

John M McCarty, M.D. — Professor of Medicine, G. Watson James Endowed Professor of Hematology; Interim Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology; Medical Director, Cellular Immunotherapies and Transplant Program; Medical Director, Cellular Therapeutics Laboratory; VCU Massey Cancer Center


This is the third program in our Health in History Series, a partnership between the MCV Foundation and the Virginia Museum of History & Culture and sponsored by the Virginia Sargeant Reynolds Foundation.

Reservations are required and seating is limited. Tickets must be presented at the door. For more information call 804.340.1800.

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