We will host a preview screening of the major PBS documentary “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” at 2-4 p.m. Sat., March 28, in the Manhattan Public Library auditorium. The event, cosponsored by KTWU PBS, Topeka, will begin with an informational fair featuring local organizations (listed below), followed by the one-hour film preview. The public is invited, admission is free, and refreshments will be served.
The documentary, produced by preeminent filmmaker Ken Burns, is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer” by Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee. The three-part film will air on PBS March 30, 31 and April 1.
“The documentary examines cancer with a cellular biologist’s precision, a historian’s perspective and a biographer’s passion. The series weaves…a historical documentary, an engrossing and intimate vérité film, and a scientific and investigative report. —PBS
Mercy Regional Health Center – advanced directives and palliative care
North Central Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging – caregiving and NCFHAAA services
Manhattan Homecare & Hospice
Riley County Health Department – cancer screening tests
KDHE’s Early Detection Works – free breast and cervical cancer screening tests
Midwest Cancer Alliance – skin damage detection using Dermascan
American Cancer Society – supportive programs for cancer survivors
Kansas Foundation for Medical Care, Inc. – HPV vaccination
Johnson Cancer Research Center – K-State cancer research and outreach