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Finding the Achilles Heel

Author: Infobase,; PBS (Firm)
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : PBS (Firm), New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, [2015] ©2015 2015.
Series: Ken Burns Presents: Cancer--The Emperor of All Maladies.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
Publication:Films on Demand.
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This episode starts at a moment of optimism: Scientists believe they have cracked the mystery of the malignant cell, and the first targeted therapies have been developed. But very quickly cancer reveals new layers of complexity and a formidable array of defenses. Many call for a new focus on prevention and early detection as the most promising fronts in the war on cancer. By the second decade of the 2000s, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Internet videos
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Infobase,; PBS (Firm)
OCLC Number: 1021062994
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released by PBS (Firm), 2015.
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on June 19, 2015.
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Target Audience: 9 - 12, Academic/AP
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr., 55 min., 11 sec.)) : sound, color
Contents: Cycle of Discovery (2:36); Medical Promise in the 21st Century (2:52); Mutated Genes (2:34); Human Genome (2:45); Cancer Genome Atlas (3:26); Combating Lung Cancer with LDK (2:23); Targeting Gene Mutation (4:09); LDK Application Review (1:42); High Cost of Cancer Care (4:44); Cancer Treatment (2:28); Patient Care (4:47); Palliative Care (2:12); Palliative Care and Healing (4:02); Cancer Prevention (2:44); Decline of Cigarette Smoking (3:12); Causes of Cancer (3:37); Epidemiology (3:10); Viruses and Vaccinations (2:09); Cancer Screening Campaigns (3:58); Early Detection (2:19); Family Cancer Gene (3:28); Cancer Cells Share Components? (2:56); Combination Targeted Therapy (2:07); Cancer Immunotherapy (4:03); Immunotherapy Treatments (2:32); Activating and Educating the Immune System (4:36); Restraining the Immune System (3:33); Redirecting T-Cells (2:28); Rogers' T-Cells (3:33); Patient Immunotherapy Treatment (2:42); Turn for the Worse (4:13); Road of Immunological Therapy (2:19); Rogers' Follow-Up Appointment (2:05); Emily's Two Year Follow-Up (3:07); Tempered Optimism (2:54); Managing Cancer (2:56); Credits: Finding the Achilles Heel (2:15);
Series Title: Ken Burns Presents: Cancer--The Emperor of All Maladies.
Other Titles: Finding the Achilles Heel
Responsibility: PBS (Firm).
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This episode starts at a moment of optimism: Scientists believe they have cracked the mystery of the malignant cell, and the first targeted therapies have been developed. But very quickly cancer reveals new layers of complexity and a formidable array of defenses. Many call for a new focus on prevention and early detection as the most promising fronts in the war on cancer. By the second decade of the 2000s, the bewildering complexity of the cancer cell yields to a more ordered picture, revealing new vulnerabilities and avenues of attack. Perhaps most exciting is the prospect of harnessing the human immune system to defeat cancer. A 60-year-old NASCAR mechanic with melanoma and a six-year-old with leukemia are pioneers in new immunotherapy treatments, which the documentary follows as their stories unfold. Distributed by PBS Distribution.

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