Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Cancer Documentary

Cancer Research

Ken Burns is a master of the documentary; I am looking forward to watching this one. It is based on the book of the same title; I have yet to read the book, although it is on my list of books to purchase. The documentary runs for three nights, between March 30 and April 1, six hours in total, on PBS

The film’s producers describe the documentary as follows:
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies is a three-part, six-hour major television event on PBS presented by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, in partnership with WETA, the flagship public broadcasting station in Washington, D.C. Based on the 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee, the series is the most comprehensive documentary on a single disease ever made. This “biography” of cancer covers its 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. The series 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.
Having read and kept current on the latest research on cancer, and having posted some of the research currently underway, this statement is true and accurate. We have entered the golden age of cancer research and treatment, but we must continue and advance forward, since the disease is horrible and relentless.

For more, go to [CancerFilms]