Cancer

Cancer

The Emperor of All Maladies

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Spurred by a personal tragedy, America's foremost documentarian is tackling cancer. Ken Burns examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The series artfully weaves three different films in one: a riveting historical documentary; an engrossing and intimate verite film; and a scientific and investigative report.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781627892773
162789277X
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (approximately 6 hours) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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graybear3
Sep 22, 2016

Comprehensive look at the history of cancer research. Informative viewing. Not much on prevention though. Was prevention covered more in the book?

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mawall
Sep 28, 2015

The documentary was as good as the book.

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trowblah
Aug 31, 2015

This program was brought to viewers like us by Bristol-Meyer Squibb, Genentech, Siemens and David H. Koch. While I do recommend this program, I find it interesting that there was only a mere 15-second section on _prevention_ of cancer. Perhaps more than a cursory approach would offended/challenged the sponsors?

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macrw3
May 20, 2015

This is the best documentary I have ever seen on the topic of cancer. It lays out the history of the treatment of cancer informatively and movingly. It's both heart-wrenching and hopeful, and I was satisfied by the amount of facts that I had never before encountered in popular science media. It wasn't a boring rehash of known bits and pieces. It was truly profound, and I am so glad that I took the time to watch every minute.

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