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Optimism that the mystery of the malignant cell has been solved fades due to the layers of complexity and defenses of cancer, leading many to focus on prevention and early detection. However, by the 2010s, new avenues of attack are uncovered.

Cancer Conversation Engages Mid-Michigan

Apr 2, 2015
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Over 140 guests turned out recently for a WKAR-hosted screening and conversation around a topic that touches us all: cancer. WATCH NOW AT video.wkar.org

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The launch of the "war on cancer" by President Nixon in 1971 is recalled. While rapid strides were made in understanding cancer, the research produced few advancements in treatment until the late 1990s.

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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.

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Following a preview screening of "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies," WKAR hosts a conversation about this topic that touches us all.

Mary Hoenshell - My Story About Cancer

Mar 24, 2015
WKAR

Mary Hoenshell is a breast cancer survivor whose mother also had -- and kicked -- cancer.

Tamara Hicks-Syron - My Story About Cancer

Mar 24, 2015
WKAR

Tamara Hicks-Syron talks about her husband's rare brain cancer and his treatment and care.

Brad Walker - My Story About Cancer

Mar 24, 2015
WKAR

WKAR's Brad Walker shares the journey he and his family have been on since his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Watch at video.wkar.org

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

FREE – Thursday, Mar. 26, at 7:00 p.m. | Join the conversation about cancer and preview the new film series from Ken Burns | VIEW THE LIVE WEBCAST HERE

Ken Burns Presents Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies includes screening, story sharing and broadcast series.

CANCER: Share Your Story with the Community

Jan 16, 2015

Read, share, and connect through the shared stories of others. Visit the Story Wall at Cancerfilms.org to submit your personal story about the impact of cancer on your life.