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Cancer: the emperor of all maladies.

Goodman, Barak, (filmmaker,, television director,, television producer,, screenwriter.). Burns, Ken, 1953- (presenter,, screenwriter,, television producer.). Ward, Geoffrey C., (screenwriter.). Blistein, David, (screenwriter.). Youngelson, Jack, (television director.). Durrance, Chris, (television director.). Dickson, Deborah, (television director.). Herrmann, Edward, 1943-2014 (narrator.). Cieri, David, (composer.). Mukherjee, Siddhartha. Television adaptation of (work): Emperor of all maladies. (Added Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (2 video files (approximately 240 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : PBS : 2016.

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Formatted Contents Note:
Episode 1 Magic Bullets Episode 2 Blind Men and the Elephant.
Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Ken Burns.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, Edward Herrmann ; commentator, Siddhartha Mukherjee.
Summary, etc.:
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Siddhartha Mukherjee, this three-part series 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
Target Audience Note:
Rated TV14.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Mukherjee, Siddhartha > Television adaptations.
Cancer > History.
Cancer > Research > History.
Leukemia > History.

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