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Think you understand cancer? Ken Burns might surprise you

How can it be that cancer is so widely-discussed, but so poorly understood? Acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns tackles that question in his distinct style.
How can it be that cancer is so widely-discussed, but so poorly understood? Ken Burns' latest documentary explores the divide. (PBS)

How much do you really know about cancer, our ongoing efforts to cure it, and its profound impact on society? In his distinct style, acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns tackles those questions in Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.

Today he joins guest host Piya Chattopadhyay to discuss his reasons for producing the six-hour, three-part series as well as his personal connection to the disease.

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