Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

March 30, March 31 and April 1 on WKAR-HD

Ken Burns presents a film by Barak Goodman -- an intimate look at the disease and those who have spent their lives fighting it.

The new three-part series produced by Ken Burns and directed by filmmaker Barak Goodman is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer.

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WKAR presents the new film series from Ken Burns along with story sharing, mid-Michigan resource information, a preview screening with community conversation, and more.

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WKAR Community Partners
American Cancer Society/Lakeshore Division
Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Greater Lansing
MSU Breslin Cancer Center
MSU College of Nursing
Sparrow Cancer Center

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

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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.

Courtesy of Dana Farber Institute / PBS

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.

Mary Hoenshell - My Story About Cancer

Mar 24, 2015

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

Tamara Hicks-Syron - My Story About Cancer

Mar 24, 2015

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

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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 to submit your personal story about the impact of cancer on your life.