Author Talk: When Blood Breaks Down, by Mikkael Sekeres

MIT Press Live! presents an author talk with Mikkael A. Sekeres, author of When Blood Breaks Down.

In When Blood Breaks Down, Mikkael Sekeres, a leading cancer specialist, takes readers on the journey that patient and doctor travel together. Sekeres, who writes regularly for the Well section of the New York Times, tells the compelling stories of three people who receive diagnoses of adult leukemia within hours of each other: Joan, David, and Sarah. The lessons to be learned from leukemia, Sekeres shows, are not merely medical; they teach us about courage and grace and defying the odds.

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About the author

Mikkael A. Sekeres, MD, is Director of the Leukemia Program at the Cleveland Clinic, where he is also Professor of Medicine and Vice-Chair for Clinical Research at the Taussig Cancer Institute. He writes regularly for the Well section of the New York Times.

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