Azra Raza, MD

The C Word: Writing About Cancer Using Scholarship and Empathy

Thursday, March 12th  |  7 pm @ Ace Hotel Ballroom

Dr. Azra Raza has dedicated her life to studying cancer, and to making the unbearable easier to bear. In The First Cell: And the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last, Raza gives a searing account of the current state of cancer and its impacts on real people, including herself. She describes how she bore the terrible burden of being her own husband's oncologist as he succumbed to leukemia, and how this personal experience shaped her approach to research. With a mixture of scholarship and empathy, hope and despair, Raza examines how both medicine and our society mistreats cancer, how we can do better, and why we must.


Q & A with Dr. Azra Raza: A moderated discussion about writing

Friday, March 13th  |  10 am @ The Beauty Shoppe, Detective Building

Join Dr. Azra Raza, author of The First Cell: And the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last, in an intimate setting to explore the use of narrative in her work.


Azra Raza, MD is the Chan Soon-Shiong professor of medicine and the director of the MDS Center at Columbia University. In addition to publishing widely in basic and clinical cancer research, Raza is also the coeditor of the highly acclaimed website 3QuarksDaily.com. She lives in New York City.

 


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