Monday, March 30, 2015
Where: The Paramount Theater
Cost: FREE but ticket is needed for event
Come to a live screening of the PBS film premiere, brought to you by UVA Cancer Center in partnership with WVPT Public Television, the American Cancer Society, and The Paramount Theater.
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies is a three-part, six-hour major television event from preeminent documentary filmmaker Ken Burns about the history of cancer, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjff. Learn more about the film here.
Before the film, from 6:30-9p.m., mingle with UVA Cancer Center researchers and doctors who will present current research initiatives and clinical advances in the areas of surgery, radiation oncology, medical oncology, and basic science. See videos of patient stories, engage with the American Cancer Society who will recognize survivors at the event, and connect with others in this community whose lives have been impacted by cancer. Enjoy other activities as well as an array of concessions which will be available all evening.
Additionally, watch a live interview with Katie Couric of Yahoo! News and co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer; Ken Burns; Sharon Percy Rockefeller, President and CEO of WETA and a cancer survivor; and Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the book upon which the film, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, is based.