Documentary Series by Ken Burns – Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies – Episode 4

We’re always on the lookout for relevant and educational information to include on Civilian Exposure.

This new PBS documentary series by Ken Burns on cancer will be thought-provoking and useful for those that want to see the entire scope of the impact of cancer in our world.

The following is the third of four episodes we will share. Look for the next episode to be posted in the coming weeks.

 

Finding the Achilles Heel
Original Air Date: April 1, 2015
Run Time: 01:52:40

This episode starts at a moment of optimism: Scientists believe they have cracked the mystery of the malignant cell, and the first targeted therapies have been developed. But 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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