Ken Burns Presents: Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Ken Burns Presents: Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

     
 

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Ken Burns’ latest film examines cancer with a cellular biologist’s precision, a historian’s perspective and a biographer’s passion.

It is the longest running war in human history. Fought with razor-sharp scalpals, invisible rays, and lethal poisons, its battlegrounds are deep within the human cell. The story of the war on cancer spans centuries and

Overview

Ken Burns’ latest film examines cancer with a cellular biologist’s precision, a historian’s perspective and a biographer’s passion.

It is the longest running war in human history. Fought with razor-sharp scalpals, invisible rays, and lethal poisons, its battlegrounds are deep within the human cell. The story of the war on cancer spans centuries and continents. 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 appearance in the fossilized remains of dinosaurs to the gleaming laboratories of modern research institutions. The film interweaves a sweeping historical documentary; with intimate profiles of current patients; and an investigation into the latest scientific breakthroughs that may have brought us, at long last, to the brink of effective treatments.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/28/2015
UPC:
0841887024068
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
6:00:00
Sales rank:
42,959

Special Features

Additional scenes

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Ken Burns: The Story of Cancer - The Emperor of All Maladies
1. Chapter 1 [8:39]
2. Chapter 2 [9:30]
3. Chapter 3 [3:46]
4. Chapter 4 [3:28]
5. Chapter 5 [14:06]
6. Chapter 6 [4:02]
7. Chapter 7 [8:28]
8. Chapter 8 [3:46]
9. Chapter 9 [8:04]
10. Chapter 10 [3:27]
11. Chapter 11 [7:48]
12. Chapter 12 [10:32]
13. Chapter 13 [4:39]
14. Chapter 14 [6:38]
15. Chapter 15 [3:59]
16. Chapter 16 [5:40]
17. Chapter 17 [4:49]
18. Chapter 18 [2:15]
19. Chapter 19 [:05]
Disc #2 -- Ken Burns: The Story of Cancer - The Emperor of All Maladies
1. Chapter 1 [8:50]
2. Chapter 2 [10:30]
3. Chapter 3 [4:42]
4. Chapter 4 [9:24]
5. Chapter 5 [8:59]
6. Chapter 6 [3:07]
7. Chapter 7 [15:46]
8. Chapter 8 [3:17]
9. Chapter 9 [3:47]
10. Chapter 10 [9:49]
11. Chapter 11 [5:34]
12. Chapter 12 [11:41]
13. Chapter 13 [5:22]
14. Chapter 14 [5:12]
15. Chapter 15 [2:34]
16. Chapter 16 [3:50]
17. Chapter 17 [2:16]
18. Chapter 18 [:05]
Disc #3 -- Ken Burns: The Story of Cancer - The Emperor of All Maladies: Special Features
1. Chapter 1 [6:55]
2. Chapter 2 [8:46]
3. Chapter 3 [8:13]
4. Chapter 4 [18:14]
5. Chapter 5 [9:31]
6. Chapter 6 [9:17]
7. Chapter 7 [5:46]
8. Chapter 8 [7:01]
9. Chapter 9 [12:46]
10. Chapter 10 [8:42]
11. Chapter 11 [4:36]
12. Chapter 12 [4:00]
13. Chapter 13 [3:08]
14. Chapter 14 [5:50]
15. Chapter 15 [2:16]
16. Chapter 16 [:05]

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