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‘Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies’

Vanderbilt-Ingram hosting preview and panel discussion March 25

March 11, 2015

VICC Cancer Research promotional spot highlighting Carlos Arteaga, M.D.

The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, in collaboration with Nashville Public Television, American Cancer Society, and Gilda’s Club, will host a free preview of Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, a new three-part documentary by Barak Goodman, presented by Ken Burns, panel discussion and moderated Q&A on Wednesday, March 25 at the Vanderbilt University Student Life Center.

The event is free and open to the public; RSVP via

The panelists are:

  • Carlos L. Arteaga, M.D.: Director, Center of Cancer Targeted Therapies; Associate Director for Clinical Research, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center; and President, American Association for Cancer Research.
  • Felice Apolinsky, LCSW: Program Director, Gilda’s Club Nashville; and cancer survivor.
  • Christopher Brown: American Cancer Society volunteer and cancer survivor.

Who: NPT, American Cancer Society, Gilda’s Club and VICC

What: Preview screening & panel discussion of Cancer: The Emperor of  All Maladies, a new three-part documentary by Barak Goodman, presented  by Ken Burns

When: 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Where: Vanderbilt University Student Life Center, 310 25th Ave. S., Nashville, Tenn. 37240. Complimentary valet parking; free parking in the 25th Avenue parking garage.

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies  is a three-part, six-hour major television event from preeminent documentary filmmaker Ken Burns based on the 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee. The documentary airs March 30-April 1on NPT. NPT will also air three short spots that localize the documentary’s content and feature representatives from each of our three partner organizations.