Get this audio book:

Learn More About
Find More Titles by
This Author: Jessica Wapner
This Narrator: Heather Henderson
This Publisher: HighBridge Audio

The Philadelphia Chromosome by Jessica Wapner

The Philadelphia Chromosome

A Mutant Gene and the Quest to Cure Cancer at the Genetic Level

by Jessica Wapner

Video About This Audio Book

Title Details

Unabridged Edition
Running Time
9 Hrs. 43 Min.


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.

People Who Liked The Philadelphia Chromosome Also Liked These Titles:
  Another Kind of Madness
by Stephen Hinshaw

  A Second Opinion
by Arnold S. Relman

by Julie Salamon

Reviews & Ratings
User Reviews         Rate this title  

More Details

  • Published: April 2013
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: T069350
Available On