Ken Burns: Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies DVD

3 Disc DVD

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Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Siddhartha Mukherjee, this film tells the story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the gleaming laboratories of modern research institutions. It interweaves a sweeping historical narrative; with intimate stories about contemporary patients; and an investigation into the latest scientific breakthroughs that may have brought us to the brink of lasting cures.

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Features:

  • Length: 360 minutes on 3 Discs
  • Color: Yes
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 3
  • Rating: TV-14
  • Production Year: 2015
  • Country of Origin: China

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3 out of 4 stars
-Video Librarian, July/August 2015

Product Description

Features:

  • Length: 360 minutes on 3 Discs
  • Color: Yes
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 3
  • Rating: TV-14
  • Production Year: 2015
  • Country of Origin: China

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  • Ken Burns: The Story of Cancer: The Emperor 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. These people helped define cancer as the scourge of the modern age, and then mobilized the federal government and private industry to wage an all-out campaign against it-a campaign we are still fighting.

    Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Siddhartha Mukherjee, 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.

    Special Features include...
    - Additional Scenes

    This DVD features Descriptive Video for the Visually Impaired

    This DVD features subtitles in English

    This program contains mature subject matter which may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.