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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies 

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 ... See full summary »
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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.

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30 March 2015 (USA) See more »

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Narrator Edward Herrmann collapsed while recording his lines in the studio, upon which he revealed to the crew that he himself was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. He found it appropriate that his final performance should be in this film. Hermann completed his narration before dying December 31, 2014. See more »

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Fascinating, informative, and MUST SEE
2 June 2017 | by stellarbizSee all my reviews

Excellent presentation of a complex disease, or should I say diseases. As a cancer survivor myself and also surviving my brother's loss to colon cancer, this documentary both answered and raised questions for me. It should be a MUST SEE for anyone who has been touched by this dreadful malady. The presentation is a straight-forward look at an unbelievably large subject. Both difficult and hopeful, it makes a confusion of medical and scientific information as understandable as possible. It covers a long history of research, the raised hopes, the pitfalls of over-anxious treatments, and the varied impacts (physical, emotional, financial) that is involved in this malady known as cancer. You may need to watch it with a box of tissues handy or a punching bag to relieve the shared frustrations that comes with cancer, but watch it, indeed. You will not regret it and it will give you a strong education and continuing food for thought.


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