I think the way we think about cancer, the way we treat cancer, has dramatically changed in the last century. There is an enormous amount of options that a physician can provide today, right down from curing patients, treating patients or providing patients with psychic solace or pain relief.

-Siddhartha Mukherjee
Siddhartha Mukherjee

Most discoveries even today are a combination of serendipity and of searching. Siddhartha Mukherje

Siddhartha Mukherjee
Good physicians are rarely dispassionate. They agonize and self-doubt over patients.
Siddhartha Mukherjee

Pharmacology is benefited by the prepared mind. You need to know what you are looking for. Siddhartha Mukhe

Siddhartha Mukherjee
History repeats, but science reverberates.
Siddhartha Mukherjee

What we do in the laboratory is we try to design drugs that will not just eradicate cancer cells but will eradicate their homes.

Siddhartha Mukherjee
Most discoveries even today are a combination of serendipity and of searching.
Siddhartha Mukherjee

If the system was not robust enough these fluctuations would have gone unrecorded.

Siddhartha Mukherjee
I began wondering, can one really write a biography of an illness? But I found myself thinking of cancer as this character that has lived for 4,000 years, and I wanted to know what was its birth, what is its mind, its personality, its psyche?
Siddhartha Mukherjee

In 2005, a man diagnosed with multiple myeloma asked me if he would be alive to watch his daughter graduate from high school in a few months. In 2009, bound to a wheelchair, he watched his daughter graduate from college. The wheelchair had nothing to do with his cancer. The man had fallen down while coaching his youngest son's baseball team.

Siddhartha Mukherjee
All cancers are alike but they are alike in a unique way.