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A brain tumor is highlighted in blue on this MRI taken of the human brain. There were 43,800 new cases of brain tumors in the United States in 2005. National Cancer Institute hide caption

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An Oncologist's Pulitzer-Winning Cancer Biography

Oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee chronicles how our understanding of cancer has evolved in his new book The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer.

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