News for Monday, April 4, 2016

Announcing the 2016 J.I. Staley Prize

Malignant: How Cancer Becomes UsMalignant: How Cancer Becomes Us2013. University of California Press.Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us2013. University of California Press.

Dr. S. Lochlann Jain has been awarded the 2016 J.I. Staley Prize for her book, Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us. Pulling together reams of cultural analysis across a range of material, Dr. Lochlann Jain writes a brilliant narrative about cancer, the expectations of patients to display fortitude and optimism, and the confusion generated by the seemingly never ending research into treatments and cures. Jain guides the reader through the morass of the complex and conflicting “War on Cancer.”

SAR president, Michael F. Brown, will travel to Stanford in the fall of 2016 to present Dr. Jain with a $10,000 check and commemorative plaque during a reception and ceremony to celebrate the award.

Congratulations, Dr. Jain!

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