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The Resource Cancer, Episode 2, The blind men and the elephant, Ken Burns presents ; a film by Barak Goodman ; a production of Florentine Films, Laura Ziskin Pictures and WETA Washington, D.C. in association with Ark Media

Cancer, Episode 2, The blind men and the elephant, Ken Burns presents ; a film by Barak Goodman ; a production of Florentine Films, Laura Ziskin Pictures and WETA Washington, D.C. in association with Ark Media

Label
Cancer, Episode 2, The blind men and the elephant
Title
Cancer
Title number
Episode 2
Title part
The blind men and the elephant
Statement of responsibility
Ken Burns presents ; a film by Barak Goodman ; a production of Florentine Films, Laura Ziskin Pictures and WETA Washington, D.C. in association with Ark Media
Title variation
Cancer
Title variation remainder
the emperor of all maladies
Contributor
Director
Distributor
Narrator
Producer
Production company
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This episode picks up the story in the wake of the declaration of a 2war on cancer3 by Richard Nixon in 1971. Flush with optimism and awash with federal dollars, the cancer field plunges forward in search of a cure. In the lab, rapid progress is made in understanding the essential nature of the cancer cell, leading to the revolutionary discovery of the genetic basis of cancer. But at the bedside, where patients are treated, few new therapies become available, and a sense of disillusionment takes hold, leading some patients and doctors to take desperate measures. It is not until the late 1990s that the advances in research begin to translate into more precise targeted therapies with the breakthrough drugs Gleevec and Herceptin. Following the history during these fraught decades, the film intertwines the contemporary story of Dr. Lori Wilson, a surgical oncologist who is diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in both breasts in 2013. Her emotional and physical struggles with the disease provide a bracing counterpoint to the historical narrative
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
In English
PerformerNote
Narrator: Edward Herrmann
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1953-
  • 1943-2014
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Goodman, Barak
  • Dickson, Deborah
  • Burns, Ken
  • Herrmann, Edward
  • Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
  • PBS Distribution (Firm)
  • Florentine Films
  • Laura Ziskin Productions
  • WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
Runtime
113
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cancer
  • Breast
  • Cancer
Target audience
adult
Label
Cancer, Episode 2, The blind men and the elephant, Ken Burns presents ; a film by Barak Goodman ; a production of Florentine Films, Laura Ziskin Pictures and WETA Washington, D.C. in association with Ark Media
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from resource description page (viewed January 04, 2019)
  • "The emperor of all maladies"
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP4031113/marc
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (113 minutes)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)1084966805
Video recording format
other
Label
Cancer, Episode 2, The blind men and the elephant, Ken Burns presents ; a film by Barak Goodman ; a production of Florentine Films, Laura Ziskin Pictures and WETA Washington, D.C. in association with Ark Media
Publication
Note
  • Title from resource description page (viewed January 04, 2019)
  • "The emperor of all maladies"
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP4031113/marc
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (113 minutes)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)1084966805
Video recording format
other

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