A New Way?

A feature in Esquire tells the story of Stephanie Lee, who was diagnosed with colon cancer earlier this year and given not very much time to live, as Tom Junod and Mark Warren write. Lee's case, though as a 36-year-old woman with "an old man's disease," caught the attention of Eric Schadt at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.

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