Update: Cancer: Emperor of All Maladies

Mar 17, 2015

Ken Burns presents "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies," a film by Barak Goodman will air Monday, March 30 through Wednesday, April 1 at 9 p.m. on WKAR. WKAR is pleased to share additional opportunities for the mid-Michigan community to learn more about this topic that affects us all.

Free Screening and Conversation

Join us on Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m. for a free screening and conversation. We’ll preview the film and then our panel will discuss the program and local services. Those scheduled to appear are Dr. Anas Al-Janadi, MSU Breslin Cancer Center; Dr. Carolyn Bruzdzinski, American Cancer Society; Dr. Barbara Given, MSU College of Nursing; Dr. James Herman, Sparrow Cancer Center and Dr. Elizabeth Layhe, Karmanos Cancer Center at McLaren Greater Lansing. Dr. Kami Silk, MSU College of Communication Arts and Sciences will moderate.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. so guests can visit the information tables from our various partners. An audience Q&A session will follow speaker remarks.

Seats are free but reservations are required. RESERVE SEATS HERE.

Story Wall

Please visit the Story Wall to share your cancer experience. Anyone who has had an experience with cancer – patient, survivor, caregiver, family member, medical professional or friend – is encouraged to share their story and post a photo or video. More about the Story Wall

Video Shorts on the Air and Online

WKAR is currently airing nationally-distributed video shorts related to Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies in segments between television programs.

In addition, look for videos with local individuals who share their experiences with cancer, including  WKAR’s Brad Walker, Mary Hoenshell and Tamara Hicks-Syron. Extended video conversations with these three will soon be available on WKAR.org.

Additional Programming

WKAR will also air these additional television programs on the subject of cancer.

Cancer the Emperor of all Maladies: a Conversation
Monday March 30, 11 p.m.

Katie Couric moderates a conversation with Ken Burns, Sharon Percy Rockefeller, and Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the book upon which the film is based.

Kids Rock Cancer
Monday, March 30, 11:30 p.m.

This program examines a unique St. Louis area music therapy program from the patient perspective, through children who have benefited from its services.

The Antibody: It’s Never Too Late to Panic
Tuesday March 31, 11 p.m.

A one-man show featuring Christopher Lukas, made against his own battle with a variety of cancers over the past 20 years and other family deaths.

No Evidence of Disease
Wednesday, April 1, 11 p.m.

This program follows a unique rock band made up of six gynecologic oncology surgeons from across the country who are taking healing and the arts to a new level.

Current State
Listen for cancer-related coverage on March 24 from WKAR’s Current State,  at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on 90.5 FM  and at noon on AM/870.

Mid-Michigan Resource Guide

WKAR has produced a local resource guide to accompany Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.  It will be available at the screening and various locations in mid-Michigan, including the lobby of the Communication Arts & Sciences building on the MSU Campus.

In the Community

Project coordinator Jeanie Croope recently spoke with a group of men and women attending Sparrow Cancer Center’s monthly Prostate Cancer Support Group. Guests saw a preview of the series through one of the companion programs to the series, Cancer: A Conversation, and were informed of the various engagement efforts surrounding the series as part of their regularly scheduled meeting.

Presented in mid-Michigan by the WKAR Network, in partnership with
American Cancer Society/Lakeshore Division
Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Greater Lansing
MSU Breslin Cancer Center
MSU College of Nursing
Sparrow Cancer Center