Jessica Wapner

Join us at Fox Chase Cancer Center for a series of conversations with authors, filmmakers and others about living with cancer.

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Join Jessica Wapner as she discusses her new book

The Philadelphia Chromosome: 
A Mutant Gene and the Quest to Cure Cancer at the Genetic Level

by Jessica Wapner
published in Spring 2013 by The Experiment

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

Fox Chase Cancer Center Auditorium
Center Building
Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111-2497

Almost daily, headlines announce newly discovered links between cancers and their genetic causes. The Philadelphia Chromosome relates those headlines to the epic journey that has unfolded for over fifty years. This includes the first glimpse through a microscope at Fox Chase Cancer Center of a cancer-causing genetic mutation, dubbed the Philadelphia chromosome, in 1959; its role in causing chronic myeloid leukemia (CML); and the development of Gleevec, a groundbreaking drug that made this once-fatal cancer treatable with a single daily pill. 

Science journalist Jessica Wapner brings this story vividly to life in her book, The Philadelphia Chromosome, an inspiring story of what is possible when people, working alone and in concert, are driven to make sense of the unknown and improve the lives of others.

 

Books are available for purchase courtesy of Joseph Fox Bookshop and Karen’s Korner Gift Shop.

Science journalist Jessica Wapner brings this story vividly to life in her book, The Philadelphia Chromosome. View the book launch event at Fox Chase Cancer Center, May 14, 2013. (58:53)