The Emperor of All Maladies

A BIOGRAPHY OF CANCER by Siddhartha Mukherjee

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

 Read an excerpt and watch the excellent Book Trailer video.   

Ken Burns presents: Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Siddhartha Mukherjee, tells the story of cancer, from the first description of the disease in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the gleaming laboratories of modernresearch institutions. 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. 

Tune in to the 3-part, 6 hour miniseries, airing on PBS starting March 30 at 9pm

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies Trailer
PBS Video: The Emperor of All Maladies

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