Lauren Pecorino was born in New York City and grew up on Long Island, NY. She received her PhD from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in Cell and Developmental Biology. She crossed the Atlantic to carry out a postdoctoral tenure at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, London. She is a Principal Lecturer at the University of Greenwich where she greatly enjoys teaching a course called: Cancer Biology and Therapeutics. The teaching of this course motivated her to write a university textbook called "The Molecular Biology of Cancer: Mechanisms, Targets, and Therapeutics, published by Oxford University Press. The text has been translated into several languages and is now in its second edition. Feedback on the textbook posted on Amazon from a cancer patient drove her to write a book on cancer for a wider audience. Her latest book, Why Millions Survive Cancer: the successes of science, is for those who are interested in science and well being. She hopes it will make a difference to your life.