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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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