Book Discussion on The Philadelphia Chromosome

Jessica Wapner talked about her book, The Philadelphia Chromosome: A Mutant Gene and the Quest to Cure Cancer at the Genetic Level, in… read more

Jessica Wapner talked about her book, The Philadelphia Chromosome: A Mutant Gene and the Quest to Cure Cancer at the Genetic Level, in which she discusses the 1959 discovery of a mutant chromosome by a scientist in Philadelphia and the eventual realization, decades later, that the mutation is the sole cause of a certain kind of leukemia. This led to the first ever successful treatment of cancer at the genetic level and opened up a new field of cancer research. During this event, Ms. Wapner spoke with Dr. Brian Druker, one of the doctors featured in her book. They spoke at Powell’s City of Books in Portland, Oregon. close

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Book Discussion on The Philadelphia Chromosome

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Portland, Oregon, United States
First Aired:
Jun 30, 2013
Last Aired:
Aug 19, 2013

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  • Jun 30, 2013 | 4:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 14, 2013 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 20, 2013 | 9:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 19, 2013 | 4:02am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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