Professor Lochlann Jain's new book focuses her latest research on cancer and how it impacts all aspects of society.


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Jain’s new book, Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us (University of California Press, 2013), aims to better understand American life and culture through cancer. Nearly half of all Americans will be diagnosed in their lifetimes with an invasive cancer -- an all-too common component of American life. Through a combination of history, memoir, and cultural analysis, Malignant explores why cancer remains so confounding, despite the billions of dollars spent in the search for a cure.

Malignant was recently featured in Stanford Report. Read Stanford Report article.