Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

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This three-part documentary tells the comprehensive story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the gleaming laboratories of modern research institutions. The six-hour 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 within sight of lasting cures.

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

March 30-April 1, 2015
8-10pm on PBS North

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Barak Goodman and executive produced by Ken Burns, the series is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D.

Participants can share their stories now at , the interactive website that includes a mixture of produced and user-generated content. Engage with the project on Twitter, via @CancerFilm or #CancerFilm, and visit the project on Facebook at