Monday, March 30, 2015

#168 Ken Burns Tonight

Monday night on PBS will be the first part of Ken Burns' documentary, "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies".  Below is a short synopsis of what's to come from the series.  It sounds like Burns has another winner and I plan on pulling up my easy chair to learn more about this disease that touches too many lives.

CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, by Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, PhD.

The series covers cancer's first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the 20th century to cure, control, and conquer it, to a radical new understanding of its essence. It also features the current status of cancer knowledge and treatment —the dawn of an era in which cancer may become a chronic or curable illness rather than its historic death sentence in some forms.
• Episode One: Magic Bullets (Monday, March 30, 2015, 9-11 p.m. EST)
• Episode Two: The Blind Men and the Elephant (Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 9-11 p.m. EST)
• Episode Three: Finding the Achilles Heel (Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 9-11 p.m. EST)

Additional material related to the film can be found at:

Thanks for reading # 168 of 7777.

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