I don't have time to write a full review at the moment, but I must say that The Emperor of All Maladies
is an absolute must read for anyone who works in cancer research, prevention or treatment and anyone who is or has a family member being treated for cancer. In fact, I recommend it for everyone. This is an incredibly honest accounting of where we've come from in cancer treatment and where we stand now while also succeeding in a feat rare to such works: Mukharjee capably demonstrates compassion for cancer patients, treating them as humans and not abstract intellectual concepts.
Mukharjee is a very talented writer and scientific/medical concepts are built up in a logical progression, starting from simple principles. I will hang on to this book as an important reference work.
Highly recommended for everyone.