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Magic Bullets

Season 1 Episode 1 | 1hr 51m 52s

The search for a “cure” for cancer is the greatest epic in the history of science, spanning centuries and continents. This episode follows that centuries-long search, but centers on the story of Sidney Farber, who, defying conventional wisdom in the late 1940s, introduces the modern era of chemotherapy, eventually galvanizing a “war on cancer.”

Aired: 03/29/15 | Expires: 12/31/69
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)
The Emperor of All Maladies artfully weaves three different films in one.
Terri Rodighiero was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer. This is her story.
The Rous Sarcoma Virus presented an opportunity to study carcinogenesis up close.
Television actress Maura Tierney talks about her breast cancer diagnosis.
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book the film tells the story of cancer
Pushing the envelope of discovery is the great theme of cancer research.
Dora was diagnosed with cancer and realized how hard the system would be for ELLs.
In 1947 Robert Sandler received his first injection of controversial amniopterin
Dr. Lori Wilson discusses her philosophy in treating her patients.
Dr. Lori Wilson is a surgical oncologist that has double breast cancer.