Lochlann Jain on the confusion surrounding cancer
Lochlann Jain was 36 when she was diagnosed with cancer. An expert in medical and legal anthropology, Jain's research focuses on the ways in which stories about injuries and illness get told. Her new book, Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us, sets out to change the conversation about cancer and its effects on all aspects of society. In this podcast, Jain, PhD, an associate professor of anthropology at Stanford, discusses why cancer still confounds those trying to treat, cure and research it.