Advance Screening - Emperor of All Maladies (Ken Burns)

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Advance Screening - Emperor of All Maladies (Ken Burns)

Postby DK37 » Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:13 pm

I just wanted to post that I had the privilege of attending last night an advance screening of the upcoming 6-hour Ken Burns PBS mini-series on Cancer "The Emperor of All Maladies" http://cancerfilms.org/

They only showed a 45 minuted excerpt of the 6 hours but based upon those 45 minutes (and the wonderful book which is the basis for the film), the excerpt I saw was a beautifully done film - brutally honest but also so much filled with HOPE with all the incredible therapy advances currently being made. For example, the interviews & day-by-day footage of the first child to receive the amazing CAR-T immunotherapy had me holding my breath.

I highly recommend watching the mini-series and telling friends/family about it as well! I was moved to tears by it - tears at the sad parts and tears of hope in those parts... A stunning film and a great information resource on all the many aspects of cancer.

-DK
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Re: Advance Screening - Emperor of All Maladies (Ken Burns)

Postby bitchslapped » Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:30 pm

Thx for the critique DK. It's definitely on my calendar.

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Re: Advance Screening - Emperor of All Maladies (Ken Burns)

Postby Julie YW » Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:15 pm

So excited to see this documentary. Loved the book. How sad to be excited for a documentary about cancer.
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Re: Advance Screening - Emperor of All Maladies (Ken Burns)

Postby Sleen » Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:49 pm

Thanks for posting this. I just picked up the book from the library today. I hope to finish it before the documentary airs.
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Re: Advance Screening - Emperor of All Maladies (Ken Burns)

Postby teacher49 » Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:32 pm

From what I have read, it will be aired on PBS March 30, 31, and Apr. 1st.
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Re: Advance Screening - Emperor of All Maladies (Ken Burns)

Postby Rasputin » Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:13 am

Bump 'cause it starts tonight
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Re: Advance Screening - Emperor of All Maladies (Ken Burns)

Postby DK37 » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:39 am

The first two episode (Mon-Tues) although very well done are more historical.

If you can only watch one episode - I believe the Wednesday night episode is the most HOPE-filled one for patients/caregivers to watch since it focuses on some (just some since there have been so many - did you see 60 Minutes viral therapy last night?!) of the major breakthroughs in cancer treatment in recent years (21st century).

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6/4/2012 Dx Stage 3C CRC @ 40 yo. MSS, KRAS-WT, BRAF-WT, p53-mut
7/12 FOLFOX/FOLFIRI
2/13 NED!
8/13 Enlarged lymphs - Stable
10/14 Stage IV. Lung & Lymph mets. 5-FU+bev
3/15 Cetuximab
11/15 FOLFIRI + bev
11/16 Signs of FOLFIRI resistance (Lymph mets)
1/17 Palliative radiation for resistant mets
2/17 FOLFIRI + bev + Maraviroc (off-label)
3/17 FOLFIRI + Erbitux + Maraviroc (off-label)
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