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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Siddhartha Mukherjee, 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.

Watch the documentary presented by Ken Burns in its entirety below. 

Episode 1 - Magic Bullets


Episode 2 - The Blind Men and the Elephant


Episode 3 - Finding the Achilles Heel