Cancer

Cancer

The Emperor of All Maladies

DVD - 2015
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Tells the story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the laboratories where research takes place.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, [publisher not identified],, [2015]
2015
Branch Call Number: DVD616.994 C16g
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
laser optical,NTSC,rda
digital,optical,stereo,unknown,rda
3 videodiscs (360 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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graybear3
Sep 22, 2016

Comprehensive look at the history of cancer research. Informative viewing. Not much on prevention though. Was prevention covered more in the book?

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mawall
Sep 28, 2015

The documentary was as good as the book.

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trowblah
Aug 31, 2015

This program was brought to viewers like us by Bristol-Meyer Squibb, Genentech, Siemens and David H. Koch. While I do recommend this program, I find it interesting that there was only a mere 15-second section on _prevention_ of cancer. Perhaps more than a cursory approach would offended/challenged the sponsors?

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macrw3
May 20, 2015

This is the best documentary I have ever seen on the topic of cancer. It lays out the history of the treatment of cancer informatively and movingly. It's both heart-wrenching and hopeful, and I was satisfied by the amount of facts that I had never before encountered in popular science media. It wasn't a boring rehash of known bits and pieces. It was truly profound, and I am so glad that I took the time to watch every minute.

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