I’ve written or edited five books and more than 390 articles. My three most recent books, intended for a lay audience, are One Renegade Cell, Racing to the Beginning of the Road: The Search for the Origin of Cancer and Genes and the Biology of Cancer, co-written with Dr. Harold E. Varmus, former Director of the National Institutes of Health. I recently published the second edition of my widely used textbook The Biology of Cancer.
Born in Pittsburgh in 1942, I received my BS (1964) and PhD (1969) in Biology from MIT and performed postdoctoral research at the Weizmann Institute and the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California. I returned to MIT in 1972.