We've asked our staff to share their thoughts on the PBS documentary, Cancer: Emperor of All Maladies. This week, we'll post their comments, including how they hope it will influence the public dialogue on cancer, research and treatment.
Ephraim Fuchs, M.D., M.B.A., professor of oncology and immunology at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center shares his thoughts:
I hope that the documentary will show that there is no activity that better exemplifies the US Constitution’s principle of promoting the general welfare, than research, to alleviate the suffering of patients with cancer.
I hope that the documentary stimulates the initiation of a Manhattan project to cure cancer.
The six-hour documentary series that tells the story of cancer based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee. The documentary, billed by its producers as one of the most comprehensive of its kind yet made, features several patient stories and interviews conducted with clinicians and scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.