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Cancer documentary series filmed at Johns Hopkins receives Emmy nomination

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(HUB) – ‘Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,’ produced by Ken Burns, up for award in documentary or nonfiction series category.

A PBS documentary series about cancer that prominently featured patients at Johns Hopkins Hospital has been nominated for an Emmy Award.

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, a six-hour series executive produced by Ken Burns and directed by Emmy Award–winning filmmaker and writer Barak Goodman, is among five nominees for the award for documentary or nonfiction series. The series, based on the Pulitzer Prize–winning book of the same name by Siddhartha Mukherjee, a cancer specialist at Columbia University, premiered in March.

The documentary team filmed in various locations at Johns Hopkins, including the Kimmel Center’s Pancreas Multidisciplinary Cancer Clinic, the Lung Cancer Program at Bayview Medical Center, and the pediatric oncology wing of the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center. They interviewed patients newly diagnosed and those going through clinical trials, palliative care programs, marrow transplants, and myriad therapies.

Other nominees in the documentary or nonfiction series category are PBS’s American Masters; HBO’s The Jinx: The Life and Deaths Of Robert Durst; PBS’s The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (produced and directed by Burns); and CNN’s The Sixties.

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