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Jim Allison: Breakthrough

Season 21 Episode 15 | 1h 26m 4s | Video has closed captioning.

The story of one warmhearted, stubborn man’s visionary quest to find a cure for cancer, Jim Allison: Breakthrough is an homage to an unconventional superhero — a pioneering, harmonica-playing scientist from a small town in Texas who triumphed over a doubtful medical establishment to save innumerable lives around the world and win the Nobel Prize.

Aired: 04/27/20

Expired: 05/27/20

Rating: NR

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