WATCH NOW: Magic Bullets - Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Apr 1, 2015

The story of cancer and the efforts to find a cure begins with the work of cancer researcher Sidney Farber (1903-73), who, in the late 1940s, introduced the modern era of chemotherapy.

Dr. Sidney Farber, considered the father of modern chemotherapy, pictured at left with colleagues, c. 1950.
Credit Courtesy of Dana Farber Institute / PBS

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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.”

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