Be sure to watch this three-part, six-hour major television event on PBS, starting tonight, March 30.
The series covers cancer's first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the 20th century to cure, control, and conquer it, to a radical new understanding of its essence. It also features the current status of cancer knowledge and treatment —the dawn of an era in which cancer may become a chronic or curable illness rather than its historic death sentence in some forms.
• Episode One: Magic Bullets (Monday, March 30, 2015, 9-11 p.m. EST)
• Episode Two: The Blind Men and the Elephant (Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 9-11 p.m. EST)
• Episode Three: Finding the Achilles Heel (Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 9-11 p.m. EST)