George Johnson

Author of The Cancer Chronicles

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The Cancer Chronicles: Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery

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. In a provocative and intellectually vibrant exploration, he takes us on an adventure through the history and recent advances of cancer research that will challenge everything you thought you knew about the disease.

Local author George Johnson, an American journalist and science writer, has produced several books including The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments, Strange Beauty: Murray Gell-Mann and the Revolution in 20th-Century Physics, and Miss Leavett’s Stars. The director of the long-standing Science Writer’s workshop. He writes for a number of publications, including The New York Times.

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