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

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

Jessica Wapner

Almost daily, headlines announce newly discovered links between cancers and their genetic causes. Science journalist Jessica Wapner vividly relates the backstory behind those headlines, reconstructing the crucial breakthroughs, explaining the science behind them, and giving due to the dozens of researchers, doctors, and patients whose curiosity and determination restored the promise of a future to the more than 50,000 people diagnosed each year with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). It is an astonishing tale that will provide victims of other cancers and their loved ones realistic hope that cures may yet be found in their lifetimes. The Philadelphia Chromosome charts the milestones that led to present-day cancer treatment and tells the inspiring story of the dedicated men and women who, working individually and in concert, have sought to plum the mysteries of the human genome in order to conquer those deadly and most feared diseases called cancer.

Almost daily, headlines announce newly discovered links between cancers and their genetic causes. Science journalist Jessica Wapner vividly relates the backstory behind those headlines, reconstructing the crucial breakthroughs, explaining the science behind them, and giving due to the dozens of researchers, doctors, and patients whose curiosity and determination restored the promise of a future to the more than 50,000 people diagnosed each year with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). It is an astonishing tale that will provide victims of other cancers and their loved ones realistic hope that cures may yet be found in their lifetimes. The Philadelphia Chromosome charts the milestones that led to present-day cancer treatment and tells the inspiring story of the dedicated men and women who, working individually and in concert, have sought to plum the mysteries of the human genome in order to conquer those deadly and most feared diseases called cancer.
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Almost daily, headlines announce newly discovered links between cancers and their genetic causes. Science journalist Jessica Wapner vividly relates the backstory behind those headlines, reconstructing the crucial breakthroughs, explaining the science behind them, and giving due to the dozens of researchers, doctors, and patients whose curiosity and determination restored the promise of a future to the more than 50,000 people diagnosed each year with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). It is an astonishing tale that will provide victims of other cancers and their loved ones realistic hope that cures may yet be found in their lifetimes. The Philadelphia Chromosome charts the milestones that led to present-day cancer treatment and tells the inspiring story of the dedicated men and women who, working individually and in concert, have sought to plum the mysteries of the human genome in order to conquer those deadly and most feared diseases called cancer.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Heather Henderson

Length:

9h 43m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

19:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:31


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:29


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

21:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:13


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

19:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

21:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

37:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

13:39


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

21:51


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

20:59


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:55


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

18:10


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:04


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

20:09


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:25


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

19:18


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

12:07


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:33


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

14:14


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:36


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:26


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

21:03


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:10