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        What is Cancer? (Media Gallery) | Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

        We all carry cells that have the potential to become cancerous, but what is the mystery that causes some of us to develop cancer and others not? Is it environmental? Is it genetic? What is cancer exactly? These clips from the documentary Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies help to explain cancer, and the causes, the treatment and the future of cancer treatment. See the Support Materials below for background, pre-viewing questions, discussion questions, vocabulary, and additional resources.

        What is Cancer?

        Cancer is the fastest growing disease on earth. Learn about the impact, both for individuals and for society.

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        Causes of Cancer

        After smoking and obesity the causes of cancer remain elusive and varied.

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        Why is Cancer so Difficult to Cure?

        Cancer cells are constantly mutating and become resistant to drugs

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        Cancer Treatment Today

        Targeted therapies have made a significant difference in the fight against cancer.

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        Future of Cancer Treatment

        The future of cancer research and treatment is optimistic

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        Evolution in a Bottle

        Doctors will soon be able to map all genes and pathways of the human body

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