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Cancer: Episode 2 | The Blind Men and the Elephant

March 31, 2015

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, Episode 2 

The episode picks up the story in the wake of the declaration of a “war on cancer” by Richard Nixon in 1971 and the search for a cure. In the lab, rapid progress is made in understanding the essential nature of the cancer cell, leading to the revolutionary discovery of the genetic basis of cancer, but few new therapies become available.

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies Episode 2

Episode 1 | Magic Bullets
The search for a “cure” for cancer is the greatest epic in the history of science, spanning centuries and continents. Follow that centuries-long search through the story of Sidney Farber, who, defying conventional wisdom in the late 1940s, introduces the modern era of chemotherapy.”

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies Episode 2

Episode 2 | The Blind Men and the Elephant
very quickly cancer reveals new layers of complexity and a formidable array of defenses. Many call for a new focus on prevention and early detection as the most promising fronts in the war on cancer.

 

 

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