The cancer detectives
(DVD) 

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Contributors
Pollak, Amanda, television director,
Tempest, Gene, television director,
Winslow, Andia, narrator.
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), broadcaster.
Insignia Films, production company.
Published
[Arlington, Virginia] : PBS Distribution, [2024].
Format
DVD
ISBN
9781531716882, 1531716881
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (55 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in. 
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Published
[Arlington, Virginia] : PBS Distribution, [2024].
Language
English
ISBN
9781531716882, 1531716881
UPC
841887048842

Notes

General Note
Originally broadcast on March 26, 2024, on PBS as an episode of "American Experience."
General Note
Wide screen.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Andrew Young ; edited by Sandra Christie ; original music by Eduardo Aram.
Participants/Performers
Narrated by Andia Winslow.
Description
How one of the most impactful, lifesaving tests for women was created and popularized by a Greek immigrant and his wife, a famous Japanese-American illustrator who was detained in a WW2 internment camp, and a groundbreaking Black female surgeon. In the 1950's, survival rates from cancer of any kind were low. Damaging surgery and unsophisticated radiotherapy were the main treatments, assuming the disease was detected in time for anything to be done. Cervical cancer was often asymptomatic until it was well advanced, and by that time, it was often a death sentence.
System Details
DVD; region 1; NTSC; wide screen [container incorrectly says full screen]; stereo.
Language
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Pollak, A., Tempest, G., & Winslow, A. (2024). The cancer detectives . PBS Distribution.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Pollak, Amanda, Gene, Tempest and Andia, Winslow. 2024. The Cancer Detectives. PBS Distribution.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Pollak, Amanda, Gene, Tempest and Andia, Winslow. The Cancer Detectives PBS Distribution, 2024.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Pollak, Amanda,, Gene Tempest, and Andia Winslow. The Cancer Detectives PBS Distribution, 2024.

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