Media Advisory: Cancer physician, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee to speak at UB

Release Date: April 6, 2016 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. – Cancer physician, researcher and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee will speak at the University at Buffalo at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, in Alumni Arena as part of UB’s Distinguished Speakers Series.

Assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and a staff cancer physician at Columbia University/New York University Presbyterian Hospital, Mukherjee is the author of “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer,” winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in general nonfiction and the inspiration behind a six-hour television documentary produced by Ken Burns that aired on PBS in March 2015.

A profoundly humane biography of cancer, from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago to the battles of the 21st century to cure, control and conquer it, “The Emperor of All Maladies” offers a radical new understanding of the essence of the disease, and a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments, as well as hope and clarity for those seeking to demystify cancer.

A Rhodes Scholar, Mukherjee graduated from Stanford University, Oxford University and Harvard Medical School. A widely published author, his articles have appeared in Nature, The New England Journal of Medicine, The New York Times and The New Republic.

During the program, audio and/or video photography, as well as still photography, will be limited to the first five minutes of his lecture.

Working media may reserve tickets for the program by contacting Christine Vidal in the UB Office of Communications at 645-4607 or no later than noon on Wednesday, April 6. Reserved tickets may be picked up at the will-call window in Alumni Arena prior to the program. Media may need to show press credentials in order to be admitted to the program.

Media Contact Information

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