Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Premiered March 2015

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Siddhartha Mukherjee, 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.

Genentech, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Siemens, David H. Koch, Bristol-Myers Squibb, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Kovler Fund, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Cancer Society, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Entertainment Industry Foundation, Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C)

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Episodes 1

Video thumbnail: Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies Cancer: A Conversation

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Cancer: A Conversation

Katie Couric interviews Ken Burns, Sharon Rockefeller and Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee

28:17

Cancer: A Conversation

28:17

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Clips 7

Video thumbnail: Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies Dr. Lori Wilson

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Dr. Lori Wilson

Dr. Wilson, a cancer surgeon from Howard University Hospital, is diagnosed with cancer

3:07

Dr. Lori Wilson

3:07

Video thumbnail: Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies Dr. Virchow

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Dr. Virchow

Virchow's microscope reveals that all cancer cells grow from normal cells

1:45

Dr. Virchow

1:45

Video thumbnail: Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies Intro

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Intro

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book the film tells the story of cancer

5:41

Intro

5:41

Video thumbnail: Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies Keith Friend

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Keith Friend

In loving memory of Keith Friend - A great spirit and inspiration.

3:14

Keith Friend

3:14

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Previews 19

Video thumbnail: Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies Trailer

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies Trailer

The Emperor of All Maladies artfully weaves three different films in one.

6:12

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies Trailer

6:12

Video thumbnail: Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies Angelo Merendino

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Angelo Merendino

A series of poignant photographs, a lifetime of memories.

3:11

Angelo Merendino

3:11

Video thumbnail: Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies Carol Rossetto

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Carol Rossetto

CLOSE YOUR EYES AND TAP YOUR HEELS…

2:07

Carol Rossetto

2:07

Video thumbnail: Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies Cindy Campbell

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Cindy Campbell

Cindy transforms her grief over the loss of her young son.

3:01

Cindy Campbell

3:01

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