The David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MITThe David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

National Cancer Institute Cancer Center

Science + Engineering... Conquering Cancer Together

Special Advance Screening of CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES

Ken Burns presents CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES, a film by Barak Goodman, which aired on PBS from March 30-April 1, presented a historical narrative of cancer research and treatment grounded in the personal stories of patients, clinicians, and researchers. The film, based on Siddhartha Mukherjee’s 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, featured several KI members and collaborators, including faculty members Robert Weinberg and Eric Lander as well as alumna and former KI clinical investigator Alice Shaw.

To celebrate the film, KI faculty member Phillip Sharp, Institute Professor and Stand Up To Cancer Scientific Advisory Committee chair, hosted an advance screening for the KI community, which featured a panel discussion that included first-episode director and producer Jack Youngelson.

Introductory Remarks

Phillip Sharp, PhD
Institute Professor, Koch Institute at MIT
Chair, Stand Up To Cancer Scientific Advisory Committee

Panel Discussion

Jack Youngelson
Producer & Director, "Magic Bullets"

Linnea Duff
Cancer Patient & Advocate

Phillip Sharp, PhD
Institute Professor, Koch Institute at MIT

Kimberly Stegmaier, MD
Pediatric Oncologist, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Robert Weinberg, PhD
Director, Ludwig Center for Molecular Oncology

Moderated by Tyler Jacks, PhD
David H. Koch Professor & Director of the Koch Institute