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Book Discussion – A New War on Cancer: The Unlikely Heroes Revolutionizing Prevention

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT


Journalist and author Kristina Marusic will discuss her new book, “A New War on Cancer,” out on May 11, which profiles a growing national movement to prevent cancer by reducing our exposure to cancer-causing chemicals in our everyday lives. Fifty years into the “war on cancer,” we’re better than ever at treating cancer, but one in six people in the U.S. and around the world still die from the disease. The astonishing news is that up to two-thirds of all cancer cases are linked to preventable environmental causes. If we can stop cancer before it begins, why don’t we? That was the question that motivated Marusic’s revelatory inquiry into cancer prevention. In searching for answers, she met remarkable doctors, scientists, and advocates who are upending our understanding of cancer and how to fight it by working to rid our lives of the deadly chemicals that trigger the disease.