Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Magic Bullets

Season 1, Episode 1 of 3

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." Interwoven with Farber's narrative is the contemporary story of a 14-month-old diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The film follows her as she and her parents struggle with the many hardships and decisions foisted upon a cancer patient.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
3/30/2015
9 p.m.
3/31/2015
2 a.m.
3/31/2015
1 p.m.
4/2/2015
8 p.m.
4/5/2015
noon
4/6/2015
8 p.m.
7/18/2016
8 p.m.
7/19/2016
2 a.m.
7/19/2016
1 p.m.
10/28/2018
noon
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