PBS will air a three-part documentary directed by award-winning filmmaker Barak Goodman and executive produced by Ken Burns, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book. The series is described as “the most comprehensive documentary on a single disease ever made.” It will be aired on Wisconsin Public Television (WPR) starting tonight, March 30, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. (You can visit the WPT site to find more information for your local station).
In conjunction with the film, WPT will also broadcast a series of lectures by UW-Madison cancer researchers. The lectures are part of WPT’s “University Place” series. WPT will broadcast the following lectures and all are available are available to watch free. (Find the upcoming broadcast dates and learn how you can watch the lectures online):
- How McArdle Scientists Found the Causes of Cancer with Oncology Professor Bill Sugden from the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research on Wednesday, April 1, at 4 p.m. and Monday, April 6, at 9 p.m. (in conjunction with McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research’s 75th Anniversary)
- Cancer Research Milestones at McArdle Lab with Professor Emeritus Henry Pitot on Thursday, April 2, at 4 p.m. (in conjunction with McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research’s 75th Anniversary)
- Diagnosing and Treating Prostate Cancer with Urology Professor David Jarrard on Friday, April 3, at 4 p.m.
- Finding New Targets for Cancer Drugs with Professor Emeritus Dick Burgess from the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research on Monday, April 6, at 4:05 p.m. (in conjunction with McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research’s 75th Anniversary)
- Mouse Models of Colon Cancer with Research Assistant Jamie Hadac on Tuesday, April 7, at 4 p.m.
- Cancer Stem Cells Model Brain Tumor Treatments with Assistant Scientist Paul Clark from the Brain Tumor Research Laboratory on Wednesday, April 8, at 3:45 p.m.