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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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