Curing Cancer (2003)
Producer: Alkin, Thomas; Dugan, David; Windfall Films
"This program tells the story of how a small group of researchers have developed radically new ways to treat the most feared of diseases by tracing cancer back to its origins: its DNA. The program focuses on two pioneering efforts;: the race between Dr. Mary Claire King and Dr. Mark Skolnick, founder of Myriad Genetics, to isolate the gene linked to breast cancer, and Dr. Brian Druker's work that eventually led to the anti-cancer drug Gleevec, which cures Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. Extradordinary imaging shows the genetic mechanisms of cancer and how new drugs target its aberrant sections of DNA." "Fifty years ago, two unknown scientists ran into an English pub shouting that they had found the secret of life. Jim Watson and Francis Crick were not exaggerating. Narrated by Jeff Goldlum, this series looks back on the achievements that launched a new era in biology and human life itself. Along with an incredible array of renowned scientists, including five Noble Laureates, these programs use beautifully realized animations and reconstructions of key experiments to reveal the molecular basis of life in a way never seen before." [description taken from back cover]
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