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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Episode Three: Finding the Achilles Heel

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This episode starts at a moment of optimism: Scientists believe they have cracked the mystery of the malignant cell, and the first targeted therapies have been developed. But very quickly cancer reveals new layers of complexity and a formidable array of defenses. Many call for a new focus on prevention and early detection as the most promising fronts in the war on cancer.

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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Episode Two: The Blind Men and the Elephant

See the search for a cure, coupled with the story of an oncologist fighting breast cancer.

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Episode Two: The Blind Men and the Elephant

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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Episode One: Magic Bullets

Follow the centuries-long search for a cure, leading to chemotherapy and a “war on cancer.

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Episode One: Magic Bullets

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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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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

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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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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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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.

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Angelo Merendino

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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…

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Carol Rossetto

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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.

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Cindy Campbell

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