Published March 31st, 2015 at 7:51 AM
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” tells the comprehensive story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the gleaming laboratories of modern research institutions. The six-hour film interweaves a sweeping historical narrative with intimate stories about contemporary patients and an investigation into the latest scientific breakthroughs that may have brought us, at long last, within sight of lasting cures.
As part of our Cancer in KC series, a collaboration between KCPT and Flatland, we’ve been collecting your cancer stories and sharing them on a story board that reflects the range of experience in our metro with the emperor of all maladies — these are stories of perseverance, courage, fear, tragedy and hope.
Tune in for Ken Burns’ “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” tonight and April 1 at 8 p.m. on KCPT. Join KCPT’s Nick Haines and a panel of local experts on April 2 at 8 p.m. for an examination of cancer’s impact in the metro in a special titled “Cancer in KC.”
How has cancer impacted your life? Share your story.