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The Discovery of the Human Oncogene

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies matches the epic scale of the disease, reshaping the way the public sees cancer and stripping away some of the fear and misunderstanding that has long surrounded it. The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance but also of hubris, paternalism and misperception.

The discovery of the SRC oncogene won Bishop and Varmus the Nobel Prize
In the 1970s Mary Claire King began investigating genetic links of cancer in families
Lew Klein finds the humor in everything, even a cancer diagnosis.
Genentech, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Siemens, David H. Koch, Bristol-Myers Squibb, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Kovler Fund, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Cancer Society, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Entertainment Industry Foundation, Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C)
Extras
Dora was diagnosed with cancer and realized how hard the system would be for ELLs.
Highlights from the film.
Join the World Cancer Day Twitter Chat and Webcast, Wednesday February 4th from 12-2 ET.
Television actress Maura Tierney talks about her breast cancer diagnosis.
A young woman, a keyboard and cancer.
Find out about Jeannie Joseph's story. She says, "you've got to keep fighting."
Jeff lost his son Pablo to cancer when he was 6 years old.
A selection of interviews from the film, including patients, doctors and caregivers.
Discover Carol Rossetto's story.
Dr. Taylor lost her brother at a very young age to cancer.