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Tue, May 09



Book Launch with Appalachian Science Writer Kristina Marusic

AppSciComm is thrilled to co-host a book launch party for Kristina Marusic in celebration of her nonfiction book, A New War on Cancer! Kristina will be in conversation with Dani Wilson, Executive Director of the Cancer and Environment Network of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

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Book Launch with Appalachian Science Writer Kristina Marusic
Book Launch with Appalachian Science Writer Kristina Marusic

Time & Location

May 09, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Pittsburgh, 4754 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, USA

About the Event

Register here to join us in-person or via the livestream: White Whale Bookstore | Events 20230509

For more than fifty years, we have been waging, but not winning, the war on cancer. We’re better than ever at treating the disease, yet cancer still claims the lives of one in five men and one in six women in the U.S. The astonishing news is that up to two-third of all cancer cases are linked to preventable environmental causes. If we can stop cancer before it begins, why don’t we? That was the question that motivated Kristina Marusic’s revelatory inquiry into cancer prevention, detailed in her book, A New War on Cancer.

AppSciComm members are invited to an in-person reading, book signing and discussion between the author and the director of the Cancer & Environment Network of Southwest Pennsylvania at White Whale Bookstore, an independent, family-owned bookstore in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood. Masks are required and a livestream will also be offered.

Kristina Marusic is an author and award-winning Appalachia-based journalist who covers environmental health and justice for Environmental Health News. She holds an MFA in nonfiction writing from the University of San Francisco and her personal essays and reporting on topics ranging from the environment, LGBTQ+ equality and politics to feminism, food and travel have been published by outlets including CNN, Slate, Vice, Women’s Health, The Washington Post, MTV News, The Advocate and Bustle, among others. She lives in Pittsburgh with her partner of 10 years, Michael, and the cutest dog in the world, Mochi. 

Visit her online at to get a discount code to preorder her book, shipping now.

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