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The Story of Cancer

About It

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies is a three-part, six-hour major television event from preeminent 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 Dr. 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 at a time when we are at an inflection point in 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.

Watch It

March 30, 31, April 1, 2015, 8:00pm


Local Contacts:
Dr. Adrian Caracioni, St. Francis Comprehensive Cancer Center – 785/295-8982
Cliff Bond, Stormont-Vail Chaplain –
Robin Holthaus, RN Stormont-Vail Cancer Center –
Leigh Ann Schultejans, Social Worker Stormont-Vail Cancer Center –
Dawn Tallchief, Cancer Survivor –
Dr. Stephen Coon, Radiology and Nuclear Medicine – 785/295-8982
Tina Gannaway, Caregiver –
Abby Young, Caregiver –
Stephanie Selk, Caregiver –
Carl and Linessa Frazier, Caregiver and Cancer Survivor –
Dr. Gary Doolittle, University of Kansas Medical Center –
Judy Johnston, Research Instructor University of Kansas School of Medicine Wichita –
Tina Bichler, Cancer Survivor –
Gary Anderson, Cancer Survivor – 785/295-8982
Max Williams, Cancer Survivor – 785/295-8982



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