Course title

A biography of Cancer


Foundations of Physical and Biological Sciences I and II

Course description

A Biography of Cancer draws inspirationfrom Dr. Mukherjee’s Pulitzer Prize-winningbook, “The Emperor of All Maladies: ABiography of Cancer.” The curriculumincludes the history of cancer from itsdiscovery to the current state-of-the-art prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.It also tackles the social and economicclimates that both supported and deterredcancer research and treatment advances,which may appeal to humanities students.Scientifically, the course covers the biologyand chemistry of the disease; the biology,chemistry, and physics of diagnosis andtreatment, and the role of prevention.

School country

United States

School state


School city


High school

The Wellington School

School / district Address

3650 Reed Rd

School zip code


Requested competency code

Lab Science

Date submitted



Approved competency code

  • SSCI
  • 1 year of other Social Science

Approved date

Online / Virtual