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

-Siddhartha Mukherjee
Siddhartha Mukherjee

It remains an astonishing, disturbing fact that in America - a nation where nearly every new drug is subjected to rigorous scrutiny as a potential carcinogen, and even the bare hint of a substance's link to cancer ignites a firestorm of public hysteria and media anxiety - one of the most potent and common carcinogens known to humans can be freely bought and sold at every corner store for a few dollars.

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

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

Siddhartha Mukherjee
It was Disney World fused with Cancerland.
Siddhartha Mukherjee

What does it mean to be an oncologist? It means that you get to sit in at a moment of another person's life that is so hyper-acute, and not just because they're medically ill. It's also a moment of hope and expectation and concern.

Siddhartha Mukherjee
I left Delhi in 1989 and remember very little of how life used to be then. Increasingly, in my recent visits to Delhi, I've started to realize that the city has become intellectually very lively. It makes me want to discover the city over and over again.
Siddhartha Mukherjee

This was yet another colonial fascination: to create the conditions of misery in a population, then subject it to social or medical experimentation.

Siddhartha Mukherjee
Most days, I go home and I feel rejuvenated. I feel ebullient.
Siddhartha Mukherjee

A positive attitude does not cure cancer, any more than a negative one causes it.

Siddhartha Mukherjee
If the history of medicine is told through the stories of doctors, it is because their contributions stand in place of the more substantive heroism of their patients.