The Blind Men and the Elephant—Ken Burns

The Blind Men and the Elephant—Ken Burns

Cancer : The Emperor of All Maladies

Streaming Video - 2015
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This episode picks up the story in the wake of the declaration of a &́#x80;œwar on cancer&́#x80; by Richard Nixon in 1971 and the search for a cure. In the lab, rapid progress is made in understanding the essential nature of the cancer cell, leading to the revolutionary discovery of the genetic basis of cancer, but few new therapies become available. Not until the late 1990s do advances in research begin to translate into more precise targeted therapies with breakthrough drugs. Following the history during these fraught decades, the film intertwines the contemporary story of an oncologist diagnosed with breast cancer. Her emotional and physical struggles provide a bracing counterpoint to the historical narrative.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, PBS,, [2015]
New York, N.Y. :, Distributed by Infobase,, 2017
©2015
Copyright Date: ©2015
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr., 52 min., 34 sec)) :,sound, color
video file, rda
Additional Contributors: Films on Demand
Infobase
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