New Film Explores History of Cancer, 'The Emperor of All Maladies'

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 (Courtesy of Dana Farber Institute)

Cancer afflicts 1.7 million Americans each year and kills 600,000 of them. A new PBS documentary, "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies," explores the history of the disease and the ongoing attempts to treat it. We'll speak with the director of the film and with researchers at the frontier of new treatments.

Guests:

Barak Goodman, director of "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies," based on the bestselling book by Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee

Bruce Ames, professor emeritus of biochemistry, UC Berkeley, and senior scientist at Children's Hospital of Oakland Research Institute

Brian Landers, patient at UCSF first diagnosed with melanoma about 20 years ago and has now started on immunotherapy

Lewis Lanier, American Cancer Society professor and chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and leader of the Cancer, Immunity, and Microenvironment Program at UCSF

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