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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies tells the complete story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the gleaming laboratories of modern research institutions. At six hours, the film interweaves a sweeping historical narrative; with intimate stories about contemporary patients; and an investigation into the latest scientific breakthroughs that may have brought us, at long last, to the brink of lasting cures.

Show Info

Network: United States PBS (2015 - 2015)
Default Runtime: 120 minutes
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary

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Finding the Achilles Heel

Episode 1x03; Apr 1, 2015

This episode picks up the story at another moment of buoyant optimism in the cancer world: Scientists believe they have cracked the essential mystery of the malignant cell and the first targeted therapies have been developed, with the promise of many

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