Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Premiered March 2015

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies matches the epic scale of the disease, reshaping the way the public sees cancer and stripping away some of the fear and misunderstanding that has long surrounded it. The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance but also of hubris, paternalism and misperception.

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

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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Cancer: A Conversation

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

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Cancer: A Conversation

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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

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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

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Dr. Virchow

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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Intro

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

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Intro

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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.

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Keith Friend

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Previews 2

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.

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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies Trailer

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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Coming Soon

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies airs March 30th at 9pm on PBS

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Coming Soon

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