Cancer with Robin Scheffler

Episode 62 - May 20, 2021
A Contagious Cause

Robin Scheffler (MIT) joins the Infectious Historians to discuss his recent book on cancer. Robin begins the interview with a broad discussion of cancer and the different ways it was perceived and conceptualized over the past century. The discussion touches upon topics such as the so-called “war” on cancer and its meaning; cancer and gender; some of the trends and individuals involved in cancer research; and finally, government involvement in cancer research and some of the factors that influence it. 

Our Guest

Robin Scheffler,

Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society (STS) – Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Robin Scheffler