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MIPTV Picks 2015: Cancer – The Emperor of All Maladies

The latest project from Barak Goodman and Ken Burns puts this all-too-pervasive disease under the microscope and examines its history – from the first known description of it in an ancient Egyptian scroll, to the high-tech battle being waged against it in hospitals around the world.
April 1, 2015


Partners: Florentine Films, Laura Ziskin Pictures and WETA Washington DC, in association with Ark Media; distributed by PBS International
Length: 6 x 60 minutes; 3 x 120 minutes
Airing: March-April 2015 (PBS)
Rights available: Worldwide excluding U.S.
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., the latest project from Barak Goodman (My Lai) and Ken Burns puts this all-too-pervasive disease under the microscope and examines its history – from the first known description of it in an ancient Egyptian scroll, to the high-tech battle being waged against it in hospitals around the world. Goodman connects historical milestones in the “war on cancer” – such as the introduction of chemotherapy and the numerous multi-million dollar initiatives designed to bring us closer to a cure – with gripping personal stories of those living with the disease.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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