Based mostly on the Pulitzer Prize-winning e-book by Siddhartha Mukherjee, this movie tells the story of most cancers, from its first description in an historic Egyptian scroll to the gleaming laboratories of recent analysis establishments. It interweaves a sweeping historic narrative; with intimate tales about modern sufferers; and an investigation into the newest scientific breakthroughs which will have introduced us to the brink of lasting cures.

Magic Bullets
The seek for a “remedy” for most cancers is the best epic within the historical past of science. It spans centuries and continents and is filled with its share of heroes, villains, and sudden vertiginous twists. This episode follows that centuries-long search, however facilities on the story of Sidney Farber, who, defying typical knowledge within the late 1940s, introduces the fashionable period of chemotherapy, ultimately galvanizing a full-scale nationwide “conflict on most cancers.” Interwoven with Farber’s narrative is the modern story of little Olivia Blair, who at 14-months previous is recognized with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, which spreads to her mind and spinal column. The movie follows her as she and her mother and father wrestle with the various hardships and selections foisted upon a most cancers affected person. She stays in full remission a yr after her analysis, however continues to be on her journey to complete her three-year remedy plan.