DVD: Cancer – The Emporer of all Maladies
The story of the war on cancer spans centuries and continents. It is a scientific story, but also a deeply human one: of doctors, researchers, and especially patients who – through courage, suffering, and occasional hubris – pushed the boundaries of knowledge.
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Siddhartha Mukherjee, this 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 series 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.
This DVD is the full six hour series of an edited version broadcast on SBS.
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