“The Emperor of All Maladies” by Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee
Recommended by Sabah Oney, 38, chief business officer at Alector and Ciara Metcalfe, 37, a senior scientist at Genentech.
“I really enjoyed,’The Emperor of All Maladies,’ not just because you learn a lot about cancer, but you also learn a lot about the forces that are involved, both political, economic, and everything else around it that can actually really really shift the focus of a whole country or whole world to solve one thing that, has been plaguing us for 5,000 years,” Oney said.
It might feel that science isn’t progressing when looking at shorter timelines, but when looking at the whole history of diseases like cancer, it’s easier to get a good view of how far we’ve come, he said.
“I take a lot of encouragement from that, that what happened in cancer is going to happen in neurodegeneration too. Because we’re now putting the resources in, it’s just the timeline, is not going to be one year.”