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Edward James Olmos
TV Picks: 'Cancer,' 'S.H.I.E.L.D.,' 'black-ish'
TV Picks: 'Cancer,' 'S.H.I.E.L.D.,' 'black-ish'

Based on Siddhartha Mukherjee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name, “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” chronicles humanity’s fight against its most inexorably fatal foe from the time of the ancient Egyptians to current day, which means it includes a lot of complicated science and many deaths, including those of children whose treatment is featured. Though dotted with hope, triumph and the near-miraculous, it does not have a happy ending or an ending at all. While cures or often effective treatment are now available for some forms of cancer, the disease continues to claim the lives of millions. That includes narrator Edward Herrmann, who was in the final...

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